12.02.15 Consultation is now open on the proposals for regulations under the Food Act 2014.
Interested growers, people
and organisations are invited to provide submissions to the Ministry for
Primary Industries on the Food Act 2014.
The new proposals for regulations and information on the submission process can be found via the following link http://www.mpi.govt.nz/news-and-resources/consultations/proposals-for-regulations-under-the-food-act-2014/
A draft NZ Avocado industry response for this is below, we welcome your feedback on this document. Please provide any feedback on the industry draft submission to Bevan firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 20 March 2015.
If you would like to discuss this further please contact Bevan or Glenys on 07 571 6147.
Final deadline for submissions to MPI is 5pm on 31 March 2015.
Different coloured text has been designated across the answers in the attached document:
Text in blue - NZ Avocado answers to the questions and additional comment from NZ Avocado.
Text in red - Red text has been used where the questions was outside of the scope of NZ Avocado but does affect commercial stakeholders.
We welcome your responses to these sections.
Unanswered questions - Some questions have been left unanswered due to us not having the background or expertise to make an informed response. However, we welcome your responses to these sections and will continue to liaise with other horticultural bodies to inform NZ Avocado responses to these questions.