MPI calls for submissions on cost recovery proposal
Have your say
The Ministry of Primary Industries is proposing to maintain and expand New Zealand Food Safety's services under the Food Act 2014, which provides education, oversight, rules, and monitoring services and want to know what you think. They also want to know whether you think the cost of these proposed services should be paid for by the industries that benefit from them. Submissions close on the 15 March 2024.
If you're an owner/operator of a food premises or a food importer, this is your opportunity to provide feedback on:
- their proposals to expand some services that are required to support a robust food safety system
- 2 levies that will be used to fund the proposed services.
In a nutshell, they're proposing:
- to introduce a Domestic Food Business Levy: an annual levy of $115 phased in from 1 July 2025 per domestic food premises.
- a proposal to introduce a Food Importer Levy: a levy shared based on a proportion of the economic volume of goods imported, with a minimum levy rate of $67.50 for imports between 0 – 49,999 kg.
Any levies introduced as a result of this consultation will be collected by Hauraki District Council, on behalf of MPI.
Find out more
You'll find a summary of the cost recovery proposals, the full consultation document and ways to submit your feedback on the MPI website. Remember to submit your feedback by Friday 15 March 2024.
For enquiries regarding this consultation, please email MPI directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org