Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Kai at the marae is ka pai!

Another awesome initiative.

"A new food safety guide designed for marae cooks will be officially launched at Turangawaewae Marae in Ngaruawahia today."

“Sharing kai is a core element of Maori culture, and the marae is often the centre of this experience,” says Minister for Food Safety Kate Wilkinson.

“This guide aims to help maintain the mana and dignity of marae cooks by providing them with hints and tips for keeping food safe.”

Notwithstanding that I didn't even realise we have a Minister for Food Safety, this is the right way to do it. Work with the system in place - don't try to impose alien values or explain why you are right. Be humble and realise that whilst you are there to teach, you are also there to learn. Good on Kate.

"Anyone can download the guide from NZFSA’s website http://www.nzfsa.govt.nz/." Although it wasn't there when I looked.

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