Contents (2003 - 43)
Food Act 2003 No 43
Division 1 Notification of conduct of food businesses
100 Notification of conduct of food businesses
(1) The proprietor of a food business must not conduct the food business unless the proprietor has given written notice, in the approved form, of the information specified in the Food Safety Standards that is to be notified to the appropriate enforcement agency before the business is conducted.Maximum penalty: 500 penalty units in the case of an individual and 2,500 penalty units in the case of a corporation.(2) Subsection (1) does not require the giving of a notice in relation to the conduct of a food business that is primary food production unless a food safety scheme provides that subsection (1) applies to the food business or to a class of food businesses that includes the food business concerned.
101 Exemption in relation to notification of information
Section 21 (to the extent to which it requires notification of the information referred to in section 100) and section 100 do not apply to the following food businesses:(a) any food business that is not required by the Food Safety Standards to notify that information, or(b) any food business that is the subject of a licence or some other form of authorisation under this Act or under a law prescribed by the regulations.
101A List of food businesses to be maintained
(1) Each enforcement agency is to prepare and maintain a list of:(a) each food business notified to it under section 100, and(b) each food business the subject of a licence granted by it under a food safety scheme.(2) The list is to be revised at least annually.(3) The list is to be made available for public inspection at an office of the relevant enforcement agency during ordinary business hours (whether in document or electronic form) or on the Internet.(4) The Food Authority may charge a fee, determined by the Authority on a cost-recovery basis, for any such inspection of the list (other than inspection on the Internet).(5) The Food Authority is to make copies of, or extracts from, the list available on request on payment of a reasonable copying fee determined by the Authority.