Food Act 2003 No 43
Division 3 Appointment of authorised officers
114 Appointment of authorised officers
(1) An enforcement agency may appoint a person to be an authorised officer for the purposes of this Act, but only if the enforcement agency considers the person has appropriate qualifications or experience to exercise the functions of an authorised officer.(2) Each enforcement agency is to prepare and maintain a list of authorised officers appointed by it.(3) Unless sooner revoked, the appointment of an authorised officer by a person or body ceases to have effect if the person or body ceases to be an enforcement agency.
115 Certificates of authority
(1) An enforcement agency is to provide each authorised officer appointed by it with a certificate of authority as an authorised officer.(2) The functions of an authorised officer may be limited by the authorised officer’s certificate of authority.(3) The certificate of authority:(a) must state that it is issued under this Act, and(b) must give the name of the person to whom it is issued and bear a photograph of that person and the person’s signature, and(c) must state the date, if any, on which it expires, and(d) must specify any conditions to which the person’s authority is subject, and(e) must bear the signature of the person by whom it is issued and state the capacity in which the person is acting in issuing the certificate.(4) An authorised officer is required to produce the certificate of authority:(a) if requested to do so by the proprietor of a food business whose premises are entered by the authorised officer, or(b) if requested to do so by a person whom the authorised officer requires to produce anything or to answer any question.