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Food Act 2003 No 43
Current version for 7 July 2017 to date (accessed 23 July 2017 at 08:59)
Part 9 Division 4
Division 4 Advisory committees
116   Establishment of advisory committees
(1)  The Minister may establish advisory committees to assist the Food Authority in the exercise of its functions.
(2)  An advisory committee is to consist of members appointed from persons having expertise in one or more of the following areas:
(a)  the food industry,
(b)  public health,
(c)  the interests of consumers,
(d)  the enforcement of food legislation.
(3)  In addition, the Minister may appoint as members of an advisory committee persons having expertise in nutrition, toxicology, microbiology and food technology and such other persons as the Minister considers have appropriate expertise, qualifications or experience as will enable them to make a valuable contribution to the advisory committee.
(4)  The Minister may determine the term of office and remuneration of members and the procedure of an advisory committee.
117   Functions of advisory committees
An advisory committee has the following functions:
(a)  to provide advice to the Minister and the Food Authority on any issue relating to food as the Minister or the Food Authority may require,
(b)  such other advisory functions relating to food as the Minister may determine.