UPDATE – 6 August 2021
Decision and analysis of submissions released
This consultation closed on 11 July 2021. We received 88 submissions.
New Zealand Food Safety has considered all the feedback received and has decided to amend the process for determining that exported New Zealand grape wine is free from obvious fault through the use of a declaration from an experienced winemaker. The declaration will be made through Wine eCert and there will be no random sampling required for sensory evaluation. The proposed legislative changes are included in the draft Wine Notice: Export Requirements and Exemptions and are subject to consultation from 6 August until 20 September 2021.