Horticulture New Zealand: Horticulture New Zealand, supported by 12 grower groups, has made a submission on the Food Safety Law Reform Bill to the Primary Production Select Committee. HortNZ has requested to appear before the select committee to speak to the submission. The Bill makes improvements and enhancements to three Acts governing the food safety system. The select committee’s report is due by 16 February 2017.
This submission strongly supports measures to ensure food safety, but says that this needs to be balanced with the importance of keeping compliance costs in check by aligning the existing certification schemes, and by maintaining regulator / business confidentiality. It’s available for viewing on the HortNZ website.