PRIMARY PRODUCTION AND PROCESSING STANDARDS –
Purpose and commentary
This Standard sets out preliminary provisions which apply to the Primary Production and Processing Standards contained in Chapter 4 of the Code.
Table of Provisions
Unless the contrary intention appears, in this Chapter –
Authority means the State, Territory or Commonwealth agency or agencies having the legal authority to implement and enforce primary production and processing Standards.
control measure means a measure that prevents, eliminates or reduces to an acceptable level, a food safety hazard.
handling of food includes the producing (including growing, cultivation, picking harvesting, or catching), collecting, extracting, processing, manufacturing, storing, transporting, delivering, preparing, treating, preserving, packing, cooking, thawing, serving or displaying of food.
hazard means a biological, chemical or physical agent in, or condition of, food that has the potential to cause an adverse health effect in humans.
inputs includes any feed, litter, water, chemicals or other substances used in, or in connection with the primary production or processing activity.
supply includes intra company transfer of produce.
verification means the application of methods, procedures, tests and other tools for evaluation to determine compliance with the relevant requirement.
(1) Unless the contrary intention appears, this Standard applies to Primary Production and Processing Standards in Chapter 4 of this Code.
(2) Standards in Chapter 4 of this Code do not apply in New Zealand.