Good morning everyone,

MPI’s Horticulture Food Act Fact Sheet (PDF) has been finalised and I have attached it for your information. There is a section on Industry programmes and also details of where horticulture fits into this new framework. This fact sheet covers general information. I have also attached the general Food Act Fact Sheet (PDF) for your general information.

Please feel free to forward this e-mail to you colleagues for their information.

Proposals for regulations are currently being written by policy. They will be made available for public consultation later this year or early 2015. The proposals for regulations will cover both general and sector specific requirements. Please use this opportunity to have your say on the detail of our new food safety system.

The link that you can use to sign up for e-mail notification of regulations consultation is pasted below.
http://www.mpi.govt.nz/home
Once on the MPI home page, click on the link to the ‘Food Act 2014’ and then on the ‘Register for Consultation’ link.

Once you have entered your name and email address, you will be sent an e-mail that goes to the notifications page. Click on this link. Make sure you select ‘Food Act 2014’ and also ‘Food Regulation’. You can also sign up for as many topics as may interest you.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have.

Regards

Gillian Anderson

Gillian Anderson | Food Production and Processing (Hort)
Food and Beverage I Plants, Food & Environment | Regulation and Assurance Branch

Ministry for Primary Industries – Manatū Ahu Matua | Pastoral House 25 The Terrace | PO Box 2526 | Wellington 6140 | New Zealand
Telephone: 64-4-894-0339 | Web: www.mpi.govt.nz