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Food Act 2014

You’ll probably be aware by now that the Food Bill has received the Royal Assent, and is now the Food Act 2014. The Act can be viewed at: http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/2014/0032/latest/DLM2995811.html?search=ta_act_F_ac%40ainf%40anif_an%40bn%40rn_25_a&p=4 Some provisions of the new Act are in force already. These are powers that are conferred on the Director General of MPI, and that would typically be used in a food safety response situation. The key powers are: – direction to complete and supply a declaration – direction to impose movement or related controls – direction…

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Oils and Fats News June 2014

Annual dinner and AGM This will be held at Grand Harbour Chinese restaurant on the viaduct in Auckland. The date to book in diaries is Tuesday, 24 June. A very tasty banquet is planned and as usual excellent wines will be provided in a private room. We hope as many people as possible will attend this informal evening. The booking form is on the new website. The New website Contributions, comments, additions and suggestions are welcomed by members. If anyone wants to delve into the…

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Welcome to our new website …

Oils and fats Group 2014 Dear colleagues, Welcome to the new look website for the group. We are hoping to stimulate more interest in the field which encompasses more than just straight oils and fats. We are looking for current credible information on antioxidants, functional foods, nutrition updates and myth destruction. There is so much rubbish published on the web and in social media that one sometimes despairs about legitimate science messages getting through. Our role is to try and be a credible source of…

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