Weights and Measures Amendment Act 2001

Weights and Measures Amendment Act 2001

Public Act2001 No 81
Date of assent26 September 2001

Note

This Act is administered in the Department of Labour.


The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title
  • (1) This Act is the Weights and Measures Amendment Act 2001.

    (2) In this Act, the Weights and Measures Act 1987 is called the principal Act.

2 Commencement
  • This Act comes into force on the day after the date on which it receives the Royal assent.

3 Interpretation
  • Section 2 of the principal Act is amended by inserting, in its appropriate alphabetical order, the following definition:

    food means anything that is used or represented for use as food or drink for human beings; and includes—

    • (a) any ingredient or nutrient or other constituent of any food or drink, whether that ingredient or nutrient or other constituent is consumed or represented for consumption by human beings by itself or when used in the preparation of or mixed with or added to any food or drink; and

    • (b) anything that is or is intended to be mixed with or added to any food or drink; and

    • (c) chewing gum, and any ingredient of chewing gum, and anything that is or is intended to be mixed with or added to chewing gum..

4 Regulations
  • Section 41 of the principal Act is amended by inserting, after paragraph (u), the following paragraph:

    • (ua) regulating the marking and labelling of quantity on any food, and on any package containing food, that is for sale:.


Legislative history

20 September 2001Divided from Statutes Amendment Bill (Bill 97-2), third reading
26 September 2001Royal assent