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Ministerial portfolio

Food Safety

Minister for Food Safety
Current Minister:
Hon Meka Whaitiri

Responsibilities include making regulations to provide safe and suitable food in New Zealand and for export, and working with Australia on joint standards for food labelling and composition.


The Ministry for Primary Industries provides the administrative support for this portfolio.


Vote Agriculture, Biosecurity, Fisheries and Food Safety


Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines Act 1997
Animal Products Act 1999
Animal Products (Ancillary and Transitional Provisions) Act 1999
Food Act 2014
Wine Act 2003

Last updated: 
Thursday, 12 October 2017

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