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Food grading bylaw

We need to talk about changes to the food grades that businesses display, which show how safe their food preparation is. The bylaw shows how we grade food businesses, and how they should display their grades.

About our proposed bylaw | Ngā kaupapa o ngā ture

Things have changed since we made our last bylaw on food safety. We don’t set the rules about how we assess the safety of food businesses, but we think it’s helpful for you to know how safe their food is to eat. We’re proposing some improvements to the way we give food businesses a grade, including a new A+ grade for those exceptional businesses.

Read the documents | Pānui ngā tuhinga

The following contains a summary of our changes, our draft bylaw, and the background information about why we think a bylaw is needed and how this bylaw will address the problems we face.

Our Proposal – Food Grading Bylaw 2019 PDF document (PDF, 1MB)

If you prefer to view the information separately:

Summary of our proposed Food Grading Bylaw PDF document (PDF, 351KB)

Our draft Food Grading Bylaw 2019 PDF document (PDF, 472KB)

Background on our Food Grading Bylaw review PDF document (PDF, 238KB)

Our proposed bylaw amends our current Part 3: Public Safety bylaw PDF document (PDF, 3.2MB), in particular the clause on food safety.

How to tell us what you think | He aha ōu whakaaro, korero mai …

Write to us – You can also message or comment on our Facebook page, or email your feedback to info@hauraki-dc.govt.nz. You could also write us a letter.

Talk to us – Drop in to one of our sessions in Whiritoa, Waihi, Paeroa or Ngatea. Contact us to book in to speak to the Council at a hearing in Paeroa on 22 May 2019, or tick the box on the feedback form to show us you’re keen to attend. We’ll contact you closer to the date of the hearing to arrange a time for you to speak. You can also talk to your elected members, or give us a call and speak with a member of the strategic planning team – we can draft your feedback into a written statement and we’ll provide you with a copy.