17 Register of wine standards management plans

(1)

The Director-General must keep and maintain a register of wine standards management plans that records every wine standards management plan registered under this Part.

(2)

The purpose of the register is—

(a)

to enable members of the public, including persons and businesses operating under this Act, to know what business operations are subject to wine standards management plans, and who is responsible for various functions under those plans; and

(b)

to facilitate the ability of the Director-General to—

(i)

ensure that all traded wine is fit for its intended purpose; and

(ii)

advise winemakers and other persons required to have wine standards management plans under section 12 of overseas market access requirements, and of developments in market access issues; and

(iii)

to safeguard official assurances for entry of wine into overseas markets, including in emergency situations; and

(c)

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

(3)

The register of wine standards management plans must contain the following particulars in respect of each plan registered:

(a)

the name and address (including the electronic address, if available) of the winemaker or other business owner or operator whose plan it is:

(b)

the name, or the position or designation, of the person who is responsible for the day-to-day management of the plan, as nominated by the winemaker or other business owner or operator:

(c)

the date on which the plan was registered, and the registration number or other unique identifier allocated to it:

(d)

the types of wine (whether grape wine, fruit wine or vegetable wine, or other type of wine or wine product) to which the plan applies:

(e)

the principal categories of winemaking and other operations carried out under the plan:

(f)

the location and type of premises or place to which the plan applies:

(g)

the name of the verifying agency responsible for verification of the plan:

(h)

the date (and period, if appropriate) of any suspension of operations under the plan or any deregistration or surrender of registration of the plan:

(i)

a brief indication of the reason for any such suspension or deregistration:

(j)

the date on which the most recent significant amendment to the wine standards management plan has been registered under section 22:

(k)

the date of any notifications of minor amendments to the wine standards management plan under section 23:

(l)

any other particulars required by the regulations or any supplementary notice.

(4)

The Director-General must—

(a)

keep the register open for public inspection, free of charge, 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 on payment of a reasonable charge for the production of the copy.

(5)

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 log-on access.

Section 17(3)(g): amended, on 2 March 2018, by section 185(1) of the Food Safety Law Reform Act 2018 (2018 No 3).

Section 17(3)(j): replaced, on 2 March 2018, by section 185(2) of the Food Safety Law Reform Act 2018 (2018 No 3).

Section 17(3)(k): replaced, on 2 March 2018, by section 185(2) of the Food Safety Law Reform Act 2018 (2018 No 3).

Section 17(3)(l): inserted, on 2 March 2018, by section 185(2) of the Food Safety Law Reform Act 2018 (2018 No 3).