4 Purpose
  • The purpose of this Act is to—

    • (a) restate and reform the law relating to how persons trade in food; and

    • (b) achieve the safety and suitability of food for sale; and

    • (ba) maintain confidence in New Zealand’s food safety regime; and

    • (c) provide for risk-based measures that—

      • (i) minimise and manage risks to public health; and

      • (ii) protect and promote public health; and

    • (d) provide certainty for food businesses in relation to how the requirements of this Act will affect their activities; and

    • (e) require persons who trade in food to take responsibility for the safety and suitability of that food.