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New Notice for wine recognised agencies and persons

Have your say

As part of the Ministry for Primary Industries' (MPI’s) work in the wine assurance programme, MPI is proposing to revoke the Wine Notice – Notice for wine recognised agencies and persons.

A new notice has been drafted for consultation. Changes include:

  • extending temporary recognition of agencies to 1 July 2018
  • some minor formatting and clarification changes.

Temporary recognition of agencies in the current wine notice ends on 1 July 2017. If MPI does not amend this Notice, there will be no recognised agencies (including verifiers belonging to those agencies) to verify wine standards management plans.

Consultation documents

Background to consultation

It has always been MPI’s intention to align requirements for wine recognised agencies and persons with requirements for recognised agencies and persons under the Food Act 2014. Food Act requirements for agencies and persons are now in place so the proposed extension for temporary recognition of agencies will allow sufficient time for work (including consultation) to progress the alignment of Wine and Food Act requirements.

Making your submission

Email your feedback on the consultation document by 5pm on 16 June 2017 to

Make sure you include in your submission:

  • the title of the consultation document in the subject line of your email
  • your name and title (if applicable)
  • your organisation's name (if applicable)
  • your address.

While we prefer email, you can send your submission by post to:

Wine Notice: Notice for Wine Recognised Agencies and Persons Consultation
Plant, Food and Environment Directorate
Food and Beverage Group
Ministry for Primary Industries
PO Box 2526
Wellington 6140
New Zealand.

Submissions are public information

Any submission you make becomes public information. Anyone can ask for copies of all submissions under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA). The OIA says we must make the information available unless we have a good reason for withholding it. You can find those grounds in sections 6 and 9 of the OIA. Tell us if you think there are grounds to withhold specific information in your submission. Reasons might include, it's commercially sensitive or it's personal information. However, any decision MPI makes to withhold information can be reviewed by the Ombudsman, who may require the information be released.