Schedule 1: Food Business
verication terms and conditions
Queenstown Lakes District Council (“Council”) is a registration authority under the Food Act 2014 (“the Act”) for food control
plans (“the Plans”) and food businesses subject to a national programme (“the Programme”).
Under the Act, any appropriately recognised agency or person can verify a business operating under the Programme.
The Ministry for Primary Industries (“the Ministry”) has appointed Council a verier under the Act to verify businesses subject to
the Plans and the Programme.
The following terms and conditions apply to food businesses which have agreed for Council to act as their verier.
Terms used in these terms and conditions that are dened in the Act, have the meaning given to them in the Act.
1. TERM AND TERMINATION
1.1 Subject to the other provisions of these terms, the parties obligations to each other start on the start date and end on
the termination date set out in the verication agreement.
Assess each contract against available veriers and technical requirements, the contract will be declined if no verier
The customer may terminate the agreement with Council at any time by giving 1 month written notice.
1.3 If the customer’s registration is revoked, surrendered or substituted, or if the customer does not pay the Council’s
charges or meet any other responsibilities, Council may immediately suspend or restrict the services at any time.
Such activities will be reported to the registration authority (if not Council and/or the Ministry).
If the customer’s registration is revoked, surrendered or substituted, or if the customer does not pay the Council’s
charges or meet any other responsibilities, the Council may immediately stop providing any of its services to the
This right is additional to any other right or remedy the Council may have against the customer at law which
rights and remedies survive termination of this agreement.
Otherwise, where the Council has agreed to provide a service for a minimum period, it will continue providing it until
the end of that period, and will notify the customer, at least 14 days before it stops providing the service.
2.1 The customer agrees and acknowledges that:
2.1.1 The Council will carry out the verication function under the Act and the Food Regulations 2015 (“the
Regulations”), with respect to the customer’s food business.
The Council will obtain all evidence which in its discretion it requires to determine whether or not a food
business complies with the Programme and with the relevant provisions of the Act and Regulations.
The nature and extent of the Council’s procedures and processes may vary according to the type of business,
risk assessment, and previous compliance history and the Council will focus on what is most important for the
food safety at each type of business.
At the end of the verication, Council will provide the food business with an outcome report for the verication
detailing whether the verication is acceptable or unacceptable.
If any issues are discovered, Council will agree with the food business on a plan to address those issues, including
setting timeframes, and the timing of the next verication visit.
Council will provide the Ministry with a report of the outcome of the verication visit.
3 STANDARD OF SERVICE
The Council will use its best endeavors to:
Provide the services with care and skill
Ensure the verier is knowledgeable and competent to verify the customer’s specic food business operations. This
may include contracting a Technical Expert to assist in the verication of the customers food business
Provide the verication services within a reasonable time or within any agreed time limit
Provide the outcome Report under clause 2.1.4 within 10 working days of completing the verication
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