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NZ: New Food Act comes into force

New Zealand Government: The new food safety legislation, which comes into effect [1st March], will help protect public health and sustain a strong food industry for years to come, says Food Safety Minister Jo Goodhew. “The Food Act 2014 will help us to future-proof the safety of our food, and to make compliance more efficient for businesses,” says Mrs Goodhew.

“The key change is a move away from a one-size-fits-all approach, to one that regulates businesses according to risk. So higher risk businesses, like restaurants, will have more responsibilities than lower risk businesses, like corner dairies. “This will help reduce regulation and costs for many businesses.

Read the full press release at beehive.govt.nz