Setting Fees under the Food Act 2014

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​A new Food Act was recently introduced by central government, with a risk-based regulatory regime that places a primary duty on people trading in food to ensure that the food sold is safe and suitable.​​ 

Why are we consulting?

All businesses selling and supplying food will need to be registered and the type of registration will depend on the level of risk.  A model of risk has been developed by the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI).  

Costs associated with the new legislation have been assessed and we are now seeking public feedback on them. The proposed new fee structure can be seen in the two documents below (the Consultation Document and the Statement of Proposal).​

Food Act Fees consultation process​

The consultation timetable is:

Friday 2 December 2016​Consultation opens
Wednesday 1 February 2017​Consultation closes
Wednesday 15 Fe​bruary 2017​Public hearings​
Wednesday 29 March 2017Adoption of fees​
​​Monday 3 April 2017​New f​ees​ apply

​Make a submission

  • ​Make your submission online by visiting S​urveyMonkey​​ website​ (quick and easy!)

  • Alternatively, ​download the consultation document and complete the submission page. Copies of the consultation document are also available at Council offices in Oamaru and Palmerston, the Kurow Museum and Information Centre and libraries throughout the district.​​​

    • Email your submission to
    • Post it to: Food Act Fees Submission, Waitaki District Council,  Private Bag 50058, Oamaru 9444​.

Tell us what you think about the proposed fees by .​ For further information please call us on 03 433 0300 or ​email​.​

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