Supplementary Order Paper No 11

No 11

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Food Safety Law Reform Bill

Proposed amendments

Hon Damien O’Connor, in Committee, to move the following amendments:

New clauses 43AA and 43AB

After clause 43 (page 26, after line 26), insert:

43AA Section 413 amended (Overview of transitional provisions)

Replace section 413(3) with:

(3)

However, despite the repeal of the Food Act 1981,—

(a)

the Food Hygiene Regulations 1974 and the Food (Safety) Regulations 2002 continue in force until the end of this Act’s introductory period unless revoked earlier by regulations made under this Act; and

(b)

the Dietary Supplements Regulations 1985 continue in force until 1 March 2021 unless revoked earlier by regulations made under this Act.

43AB Section 420 amended (Pre-commencement legislative requirements: Food Act 1981 and regulations)

Replace section 420(3) with:

(3)

Despite subsection (2),—

(a)

the Food Hygiene Regulations 1974 and the Food (Safety) Regulations 2002 continue in force until the end of this Act’s introductory period unless revoked earlier by regulations made under this Act; and

(b)

the Dietary Supplements Regulations 1985 continue in force until 1 March 2021 unless revoked earlier by regulations made under this Act; and

(c)

the regulations continued by paragraph (a) or (b) may be amended as if the Food Act 1981 had not been repealed.

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends the Food Safety Law Reform Bill.

The amendments enable the Dietary Supplements Regulations 1985 (which were made under the Food Act 1981) to continue in force until 1 March 2021 unless they are revoked earlier. Without these amendments, the regulations expire on 1 March 2019 (in accordance with the provisions of the Food Act 2014 and the Food Regulations 2015).

Departmental disclosure statement

The Ministry for Primary Industries considers that a departmental disclosure statement is not required to be prepared for this Supplementary Order Paper.