Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search


NZFSA briefing to Minister

30 August 2002

New Zealand Food Safety Authority briefing to Minister

Food Safety Minister Annette King says the New Zealand Food Safety Authority is working to implement a food regulatory programme that enhances consumer protection and ensures the continued health of our trade in food and food-related products.

The NZFSA’s post-election briefing to the Minister for Food Safety highlights the need for a programme that reduces the risk of food-borne illness to consumers, while being consistent and flexible. The NZFSA will be consulting widely with consumers and the food industry on this food regulatory programme.

Ms King said food safety and regulation was a topic of high interest in many countries, and New Zealand was no exception.

“New Zealand and international consumers are increasingly aware of and concerned about what is in the food they eat. And in a world that is rapidly changing in respect of food production and consumption, New Zealand needs a food regulatory programme that enhances consumer protection and ensures the continued health of our trade in food and food-related products.”

Over the next three to six months, the authority will work on the Animal Products Act Amendment Bill, the Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines Act Amendment and the review of the Winemakers Act.

The Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code comes into effect on December 20 2002, and revocation of the New Zealand Food Regulations is required by that date. The New Zealand Food Regulations have been reviewed to identify the provisions New Zealand wishes to retain after the Code takes effect.

The briefing is available on the New Zealand Food Safety Authority website


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Teachers Strike: Nationwide Rallies And Marches

Teachers and principals voted for a full day strike to be held on 15 August to send a strong message to the Government that the current collective agreement offers from the Ministry of Education would not fix the crisis in teaching.

"There needs to be better investment in education so every child can reach their potential and we have enough teachers for every class", said NZEI Te Riu Roa lead principal negotiator Louise Green. More>>


Wellington.Scoop: City Council Ends Its Support For Jackson’s Movie Museum

The Wellington City Council and the Movie Museum Limited have today announced a mutually-agreed parting of the ways for a joint project between the Council’s Convention Centre and TMML’s Movie Museum... Both parties remain optimistic for the future of their respective projects. More>>

Pay Equity: Historic Settlement For Education Support Workers

The New Zealand Educational Institute (NZEI) and the Ministry of Education today signed Terms of Settlement to address a pay equity claim for 329 support workers who work with very young children in early childhood and primary schools. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Stereotypes About Jacinda Ardern

Routinely, female politicians get depicted as either show ponies or battle axes, with little room for anything else in between. .. More>>

Weekend Interviews: "Discriminatory And Racist" Aussie Deportations

The former president of Australia’s Human Rights Commission Gillian Triggs says deportations have risen dramatically in Australia since 2014 when ministers and ministerial delegates were given the power to cancel visas - and half of those being deported are New Zealanders. "These are massive numbers, actually escalating dramatically."... More>>


Legal Challenge: Prisoner Has 9 Boxes Of Documents Seized

Human rights organisation People Against Prisons Aotearoa says a prisoner they advocate for has had 9 boxes of legal documents seized from him just days before his case against the Department of Corrections was to be heard. More>>

Single-Use Plastic Bags: Govt To Phase Them Out

Single-use plastic shopping bags will be phased out over the next year, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage announced today. More>>


Lesser Politicians: ACT Conference Promises Fewer Politicians

Party Leader David Seymour today revealed his Smaller Government Bill which will reduce the size of Parliament to 100 MPs, limit the size of the Executive to 20 Ministers, and remove the Maori seats. More>>





Featured InfoPages