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Contents (2003 - 43)
Food Act 2003 No 43
Current version for 7 July 2017 to date (accessed 20 November 2017 at 02:52)
Part 7 Division 1 Section 87
87   Approval of food safety auditors
(1)  The Food Authority may authorise a person who is a member of staff of the Food Authority, or approve any other natural person, to be a food safety auditor for the purposes of this Act if the Food Authority is satisfied that the person is competent to carry out the functions of a food safety auditor having regard to:
(a)  the person’s technical skills and experience, and
(b)  any guidelines relating to competency criteria approved by the Food Authority.
(2)  A natural person may make an application, in the approved form, to the Food Authority for an approval under this Part.
(3)  The application is to be accompanied by:
(a)  such information as the Food Authority requires to determine the application, and
(b)  the fee, if any, prescribed by the regulations.
(4)  The Food Authority may, after considering an application for approval:
(a)  grant the application, with or without conditions, or
(b)  refuse the application.
(5)  If the Food Authority grants an application for approval, it must issue the applicant with a written approval that sets out any conditions to which the approval is subject.
(6)  If the Food Authority refuses an application for approval, the Food Authority must give notice of the refusal in writing to the applicant setting out the reasons for the refusal.