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Contents (2003 - 43)
Food Act 2003 No 43
Current version for 7 July 2017 to date (accessed 22 November 2017 at 23:36)
Part 9 Division 1 Section 108
108   Functions of Food Authority
(1)  The Food Authority has such functions as are conferred or imposed on it by or under this or any other Act.
(2)  In particular, the Food Authority has the following functions:
(a)  to keep under review the construction, hygiene and operating procedures of premises, vehicles and equipment used for the handling or sale of food,
(b)  to provide advice or recommendations to the Minister on the establishment, development or alteration of food safety schemes,
(c)  to regulate the handling and sale of food the subject of food safety schemes to ensure that it is safe and suitable for human consumption,
(d)  to encourage businesses engaged in the handling or sale of food to minimise food safety risks,
(e)  to undertake or facilitate the education and training of persons to enable them to meet the requirements of the Food Standards Code and food safety schemes,
(f)  to provide advice, information, community education and assistance in relation to matters connected with food safety or other interests of consumers in food,
(f1)  to make recommendations as to the maximum fees to be charged by local councils in relation to inspections carried out under section 37 by authorised officers of enforcement agencies (other than inspections in connection with premises the subject of a licence under a food safety scheme or the granting of a licence under a food safety scheme),
(g)  to carry out such research as is necessary in order to perform its other functions.
(3)    (Repealed)