Proposed new Food Safety Information Bylaw 2020

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Consultation has concluded

About the proposed new Food Safety Information Bylaw 2020

This consultation closed on 2 February 2020. Thank you for having your say.

We received 1498 feedback submissions.

The majority of these came via the online feedback form, a People's Panel survey, Have your say drop in sessions and the Food Bylaw email address.


Key feedback themes

  • Most people thought the proposed bylaw was important, protected public health and was useful for the public.
  • There was general support for the five preferred display locations at premises.
  • There was also general support for the new rule about digital display of food grade information, with some concerns raised
  • Some thought the proposal lacked clarity

Changes made in response to feedback

As a result of your feedback, we decided to:

  • amend the new digital food grade display requirement to allow flexibility to food businesses to either display an image of the food grade, or a statement of the food grade and a link to the council's food grade search on our website
  • delay the commencement of the new digital food grade display requirement to 31 December 2020 due to the significant impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on food businesses and employees
  • clarify terminology and provided related information to better inform the public.

What happens next

The Governing Body adopted the bylaw on 30 April 2020.

The new food bylaw takes effect from 23 May 2020, however rules about digital display of food grade information take effect from 31 December 2020.

More information

Food Safety Information Bylaw deliberation report (refer to attachments C and D)

Food Safety Information Bylaw 2020

Governing Body Open Agenda

Governing Body Minutes

About the proposed new Food Safety Information Bylaw 2020

This consultation closed on 2 February 2020. Thank you for having your say.

We received 1498 feedback submissions.

The majority of these came via the online feedback form, a People's Panel survey, Have your say drop in sessions and the Food Bylaw email address.


Key feedback themes

  • Most people thought the proposed bylaw was important, protected public health and was useful for the public.
  • There was general support for the five preferred display locations at premises.
  • There was also general support for the new rule about digital display of food grade information, with some concerns raised
  • Some thought the proposal lacked clarity

Changes made in response to feedback

As a result of your feedback, we decided to:

  • amend the new digital food grade display requirement to allow flexibility to food businesses to either display an image of the food grade, or a statement of the food grade and a link to the council's food grade search on our website
  • delay the commencement of the new digital food grade display requirement to 31 December 2020 due to the significant impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on food businesses and employees
  • clarify terminology and provided related information to better inform the public.

What happens next

The Governing Body adopted the bylaw on 30 April 2020.

The new food bylaw takes effect from 23 May 2020, however rules about digital display of food grade information take effect from 31 December 2020.

More information

Food Safety Information Bylaw deliberation report (refer to attachments C and D)

Food Safety Information Bylaw 2020

Governing Body Open Agenda

Governing Body Minutes