The Council received the annual financial report which will be formally adopted during the AGM to be held at the next meeting.
The Council heard how the SFF support for the PA project was coming to an end, although further work was still required. This would be reliant on financial support being received from industry members.
Testing from PA’s was still being conducted by AsureQuality, but other laboratories will soon be briefed on the requirements so that they could also offer a testing service.
Following the review of the Food (Tutin in Honey) Standard 2010, its successor, the Food (Tutin in Honey) Standard 2016 has been given Ministerial assent and is available on the MPI web site at:
The revised Standard comes into effect on 29 February 2016.
Tutin is a very real issue for the industry and the reputation of our product as being safe. This is the third in a series of updates that every beekeeper and honey producer needs to be aware of. We encourage you to check the resources available and to pass this information on to anyone who may find it useful.
Closing Date: 17 Dec 2015
Your views sought
New industry structure and future of the BPSC
The Bee Products Standards Council Inc. met in Wellington on Wednesday the 20th of May, 2015.
The Council received and adopted the Financial report and the Budget for 2015-16. The operating budget remains reliant on the contributions from participant organisations and the projects supported by industry and Government funding.
A report for the Interim Working Group By Catalyst® Ltd
This was sent to all RMP operators who process, store or export bee products on the 16th March 2015.
1) Please note the Animal Products (Honey and Honey Based Products - Food Standard Exemption) Notice has been updated: http://www.foodsafety.govt.nz/elibrary/industry/ap-honey-and-honey-based...