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Vote Food Safety

MINISTER(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR APPROPRIATIONS: Minister for Food Safety (M33)

ADMINISTERING DEPARTMENT: Ministry for Primary Industries

MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR MINISTRY FOR PRIMARY INDUSTRIES: Minister for Primary Industries

Overview of the Vote

The Minister for Food Safety is responsible for appropriations in the Vote for the 2012/13 financial year covering the following:

  • a total of just over $56 million (61% of the Vote) for justifying and delivering assurances to consumers and overseas authorities regarding food compliance with legislation (primary, secondary and tertiary) and for overseas market access requirements including approval and registration activities
  • a total of just over $4 million (5% of the Vote) for policy advice, legal analysis, and decision-making support regarding New Zealand's food regulatory framework and international arrangements
  • a total of nearly $4 million (4% of the Vote) for providing information to consumers and industry about food safety and suitability issues and opportunities to enable consumers to make appropriate food choices
  • a total of just over $5 million (6% of the Vote) for the investigation and response management of food related events, complaints and suspected breaches of legislation, including the management of responses to food and food related incidents and emergencies
  • a total of just over $20 million (22% of the Vote) for setting standards relating to the development, implementation, monitoring and review of food safety, suitability and production for industry, developing other tools in conjunction with industry to aid compliance, and accessing scientific evidence in support of those standards, and
  • a total of just over $2 million (2% of the Vote) to support New Zealand's participation in joint food standards setting with Australia.

Details of these appropriations are set out in Parts 2-6 for Vote Food Safety in the Information Supporting the Estimates of Appropriations.

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