News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 

Tribute to departing Exec Director of NZFSA

Institute pays tribute to departing Executive Director of NZFSA

New Zealand Institute of Environmental Health has paid tribute to Dr Andrew McKenzie following his announcement to step down as Executive Director of the New Zealand Food Safety Authority (NZFSA) as from 1 July 2007.

“Under the leadership of Dr McKenzie the NZFSA has established a formidable reputation as a respected regulator,” said Institute of Environmental Health executive officer Wenjia Shang.

“A recent independent performance review of NZFSA noted that from stakeholders’ feedback and formal performance reports that ‘NZFSA is an outstandingly competent regulator.’ Such comments are a testimony to Andrew’s leadership,” said Shang.

Andrew McKenzie has led the NZFSA since its establishment on 1 July 2002. He has presided over the Domestic Food Review the largest review in 30 years of the legislation that covers food for sale in New Zealand.

The Institute hopes that Dr Mckenzie’s successor delivers on his aim to ‘keep it simple’ in regard to the new food laws proposed by the NZFSA.

“As the professional body that represents those engaged in monitoring and enforcing compliance with current food safety legislation the Institute of Environmental Health wants to be sure that any new regulatory regime is workable,” said Shang.

“Dr McKenzie’s resignation is a loss but the skills and experience he has gained over 38 years in the public service will be sure to be put to good use in whatever new challenge he chooses to pursue,” said Shang.


Notes:
‘The Scott Review’ (2005) cited in State Service Commissioners, ‘Machinery of Government Review of the New Zealand Food Safety Authority. See: http://www.ssc.govt.nz/display/document.asp?docid=5401&pagetype=toc

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Howard Davis: The Phoenix Foundation Friend Ship Tour Docks In Wellington

A sense of local pride was certainly running high at the Opera House on Saturday night, as the lads ran through a tasty little set drawn mostly from their latest album Friend Ship (splash out for Xmas on the shocking pink extra-thick vinyl edition). More>>


Howard Davis: Avantdale Bowling Club

Auckland rapper and MC Tom Scott brought his stunning jazz-infused Taite Music Prize-winning project Avantdale Bowling Club to the Opera House headlining Wellington's 2020 Jazz Festival. More>>

Howard Davis: Kevin Field Quintet

With the hardest pews in town and an icon of Ruth Bader Ginsburg adorning the walls, St Peter's Church added a distinctly spiritual element to the debut of three new pieces by Kiwi jazz pianist and composer Kevin Field that celebrated our common humanity. More>>


Howard Davis: Three New Art Books for Xmas

Massey University and Te Papa Presses have published three new art books just in time for Xmas: Dick Frizzell's Me, According to the History of Art, Railways Studios, celebrating unique examples of government-sponsored advertising and design, and Nature - Stilled, Jane Ussher's extraordinary photographs of flora and fauna from the museum's natural history collections.
More>>

Howard Davis: Troy Kingi Rules The San Fran

The award-winning Northland musician performed songs from his new record The Ghost of Freddie Cesar, the fourth installment in his 10/10/10 series - ten albums in ten years in ten genres. More>>

Stage: Wellington’s Theatre Awards To Go Ahead

The Wellington Theatre Awards will go ahead despite a devastating year for New Zealand’s creative sector. Wellington Theatre Awards Trust Chair Tom Broadmore said, “the creative sector, and Wellington’s vibrant theatre sector has been gutted by the ... More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland