New Zealand’s Ministry for Primary Industries is inviting comments on proposed changes to the country’s food safety rules that would alter regulatory compliance issues for some food producers.
According to a posting on the Ministry’s website, the proposed rule changes would:
- Reduce sanitising, record-keeping and procedural requirements for lower risk businesses;
- Implement more detailed requirements for national programmed businesses using specific processes;
- Provide increased flexibility in the timing of a business’ first compliance verification;
- Modify maximum residual levels in wine production; and
- Modify some regulations to better align the requirements of New Zealand’s Animal Products and Food Acts.
A detailed explanation of the proposed changes applicable to New Zealand’s food safety rules is available at the Ministry’s website. Comments on the proposed changes are due to the Ministry by early December, and can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.