Animal Products Act 1999

Registration of risk management programmes

18 Register of risk management programmes

(1)

The Director-General must keep and maintain a register of risk management programmes that records—

(a)

all risk management programmes registered under this Part; and

(b)

matters relating to the registration of food control plans as risk management programmes under section 34.

(2)

The purpose of the register is—

(a)

to enable members of the public to know what business operations are subject to risk management programmes, and who is responsible for various functions under those programmes; and

(b)

to facilitate the ability of the Director-General to ensure that all traded animal products are fit for intended purpose, and in particular to manage any emergency situation; and

(c)

to facilitate the compliance, audit, and other supporting and administrative functions of the Ministry under this Act.

(3)

The Director-General must—

(a)

keep the register open for public inspection, without fee, at all reasonable hours at the head office of the Ministry and at such other places as the Director-General determines as necessary or appropriate; and

(b)

supply to any person copies of all or part of the register on request and payment of a reasonable charge for the production of the copy.

(4)

The register may be kept in such manner as the Director-General thinks fit, including, either wholly or partly, by means of a device or facility—

(a)

that records or stores information electronically or by other means; and

(b)

that permits the information so recorded to be readily inspected or reproduced in usable form; and

(c)

that permits the information in the register to be accessed by electronic means, including (without limitation) by means of remote logon access.

Section 18(1)(b): amended, on 1 March 2016, by section 447 of the Food Act 2014 (2014 No 32).