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Have your say

Proposed new Food Safety Information Bylaw 2020

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About the proposed new Food Safety Information Bylaw 2020

We're proposing a new Food Safety Information Bylaw to:

  • empower Aucklanders to make informed decisions about where they purchase food
  • encourage food businesses to achieve high food safety standards.

The proposed bylaw clarifies the current requirement for most businesses that serve food to the public to display a food safety information certificate, or food grade. It requires the food safety information certificate to be clearly displayed in specific physical and/or online locations.

It will apply to Auckland food businesses that operate under a Template Food Control Plan, serve the public, and are registered and verified by the council, for example:

  • cafés
  • restaurants
  • takeaways.

What we need your feedback on

We need you to tell us what you think about the food grade display rules in the proposed new Auckland Council Food Safety Information Bylaw 2020.

The current rules are in the Tāmaki Makaurau Whakapai Kai 2013, Auckland Council Food Safety Bylaw 2013.

Your input will help us to make improvements to food grade display rules. The rules will complement the Food Act 2014, which ensures food businesses sell safe and suitable food.

When you can have your say

You can have your say from 2 December 2019 to 2 February 2020.

Next steps

All of the feedback will be considered by a panel at a public meeting on 30 March 2020, 9:30am-11:30am at the Level 2 Reception Lounge, Auckland Town Hall, 301 Queen Street. 

The panel will use the feedback to make recommendations on the proposal. This will be presented to the Governing Body at its meeting in April 2020 at a date to be advised on this page.

You can attend and listen to the deliberations at both of these meetings, but there will not be an opportunity to have your say.

We're proposing a new Food Safety Information Bylaw to:

  • empower Aucklanders to make informed decisions about where they purchase food
  • encourage food businesses to achieve high food safety standards.

The proposed bylaw clarifies the current requirement for most businesses that serve food to the public to display a food safety information certificate, or food grade. It requires the food safety information certificate to be clearly displayed in specific physical and/or online locations.

It will apply to Auckland food businesses that operate under a Template Food Control Plan, serve the public, and are registered and verified by the council, for example:

  • cafés
  • restaurants
  • takeaways.

What we need your feedback on

We need you to tell us what you think about the food grade display rules in the proposed new Auckland Council Food Safety Information Bylaw 2020.

The current rules are in the Tāmaki Makaurau Whakapai Kai 2013, Auckland Council Food Safety Bylaw 2013.

Your input will help us to make improvements to food grade display rules. The rules will complement the Food Act 2014, which ensures food businesses sell safe and suitable food.

When you can have your say

You can have your say from 2 December 2019 to 2 February 2020.

Next steps

All of the feedback will be considered by a panel at a public meeting on 30 March 2020, 9:30am-11:30am at the  Level 2 Reception Lounge, Auckland Town Hall, 301 Queen Street. 

The panel will use the feedback to make recommendations on the proposal. This will be presented to the Governing Body at its meeting in April 2020. This will take place in early 2020 at a date to be advised on this page.

You can attend and listen to the deliberations at both of these meetings, but there will not be an opportunity to have your say.

This consultation closed on 2 February. Thank you for having your say.

Your input will help us to make improvements to food grade display rules.

Next steps

All of the feedback will be considered by a panel at a public meeting at the Auckland Town Hall, 301 Queen Street. This will take place in early 2020 at a date to be advised on this page.

The panel will use the feedback to make recommendations on the proposal. This will be presented to the Governing Body at its meeting on 19 March 2020.

You can attend and listen to the deliberations at both of these meetings, but there will not be an opportunity to have your say.