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MoH notice re face masks

The Ministry of Health has identified potential concerns around the quality of some masks distributed from the National Supply Chain. The concerns relate to inconsistencies in labelling and certification.

These inconsistencies were discovered as the Ministry enhanced its routine due diligence of PPE coming into New Zealand due to increasing global concern over the authenticity of PPE items. The findings do not mean the items are non-compliant, but that further investigation to confirm the quality is needed.

As a precautionary measure we are asking you to identify if you have any of the below items and place these on hold pending further information. You should be able to identify these by checking the manufacturing label that is on the mask.

If you have on-supplied these items, to other users, can you please also forward this notification to them as well.

If placing these items on hold, leaves you with a shortage, please place orders via the normal online portal ( healthppe.org ) and we will provide replacement supplies.

We will be working with urgency to complete the needed quality assurance checks and enable the compliance status of these items to be confirmed.

If you have any questions, please contact Covid.HealthSupplyChain@health.govt.nz

Product Manufacturing supplier Origin country
N95 Mask (or equivalent) Hangzhou Haoyue Personal Care Co., Ltd China
N95 Mask (or equivalent) Xiamen Jia De Xing Indsutrial Co., Ltd China
Procedure Mask (or equivalent) Guangdong Winsun Personal Care Products China
Procedure Mask (or equivalent) Henan Yubei Sanitary Materials Co., Ltd. China
Procedure Mask (or equivalent) Ningbo Tianbo First Aid Product Co Ltd China