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David Buckley
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Greetings fellow Kiwis, how are you dealing with the Food Safety Act that comes into force, well, yesterday?

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Frank Cox
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For those of us who aren't in New Zealand, what's the issue(s)? New requirements for popcorn and drinks, I assume?

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Leo Enticknap
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From what I can see on the Wikipedia page, I'm struggling to find any way in which it's going to affect theater concession stands that much. If I'm reading it correctly, the act appears to be mainly about loosening restrictions on GMO foods in an attempt to boost New Zealand's export market for food products.

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David Buckley
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The new Act covers a lot of ground, not just exports and imports.

For a bit of fun, take the quiz: Food Safety Act: Where do I fit?

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Marcel Birgelen
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If I complete the form according to what I would guess would be suitable for a cinema with a standard concession stand, it would end up in National Programme 3, which qualifies as "higher risk" and places it in the same category as:

- brewers and distillers
- food additive manufacturers
- fruit drink and flour manufacturers.

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David Buckley
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Yep, anyone can play. But I'm hoping that some New Zealand based folks who actually have to comply (or choose they don't have to comply) might pipe up [Smile]

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Michael Putlack
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This is the first I've heard of this!

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David Buckley
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I was hoping for slightly more positive answers than that [Smile]

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Frank Cox
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Nobody has yet said: What actions or changes are required of you to "comply"?

Courses for staff? Special gloves for handling the popcorn? Temperature monitoring and logging for the butter? Something else?

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Marcel Birgelen
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A popcorn popping license?

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David Buckley
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It looks like a bucketload of paperwork that covers procedures, record keeping, staff competence etc.

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Marcel Birgelen
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Ah, great. Procedures, paperwork... Because those things so often reflect the actual reality of things...

So, every cinema has to become an ISO certified Popcorn Production Plant?

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David Buckley
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Not to mention an inspection regime...

Would still like to hear from any kiwi operators, and how they are dealing with this.

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