It paves the way for the Government to introduce requirements for traceability and recall procedures. "Horticulture is already supported by Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) programmes that provide audited quality systems which incorporate traceability," Mr Chapman says. "While we appreciate the new rules are being developed in the wake of the Government Inquiry into the Whey Protein Concentrate Contamination Incident in the dairy industry, we are saying we already have traceability systems in place, and please take them into account rather than reinventing the wheel and adding a double cost to our growers. "We have submitted that the adoption under section 40 of the Food Act of the GAP /GMP programmes is a sure and expedient way for the objectives of the Bill to be achieved. "The traceability systems of individual businesses make up a connected traceability system that operates across the horticulture industry. This network has been built over many years and continues to improve." Mr Chapman says other aspects of the Bill horticulture seeks consideration on are around the proposal to establish regulations and notices to change the frequency and intensity of auditing; to charge business for these audits; and for the regulator to have greater powers to obtain information, which could result in businesses breaching contractual obligations or agreements. "We disagree with those proposed changes. As outlined, horticulture already has a robust audit process which includes traceability and recall testing, so any additional regulatory burden would add cost, for no real gain. And while we support the ability for the regulator to obtain information to investigate a food safety issue, we submit, that information that is obtained for this purpose should be protected by financial penalties and indemnities." ENDS About Horticulture New Zealand Horticulture New Zealand, along with its affiliated organisations, represents the interests of New Zealands 5,500 commercial fruit and vegetable growers. Based in Wellington, it works in key areas of advocacy which affect all growers including biosecurity, food safety, seasonal labour, education and training needs of the industry, and resource management issues around New Zealand.
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Manuka Honey has many health benefits when used for medicinal purposes, both internally and topically on the skin. Each of these vitamins and minerals has a specific function in the body systems and it also addresses a natural or artificial nutrient deficiency that could develop due to lifestyle and the environment. People who are trying to be healthy should know how important vitamins and minerals are. The human body does not by itself produce minerals so they must be sourced from external supply. When taken orally, Manuka Honey is a welcomed alternative to medicine since it tastes better, is less expensive, has no negative side effects and is more effective in most circumstances. These vitamins help metabolic functions, bone maintenance including teeth and cartilage, even the water balance of the body. There are two vital elements that are important to ones health and keep the body balanced: vitamins and minerals. The fat-soluble vitamins need to interact with body fat in order to be absorbed and maximized by the system. In fact there have been reports of some people experiencing sensitivity to Manuka Honey that is that potent. The water-soluble vitamins, on the other hand, are more often found in vegetables and fruits.
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