The new Food Act 2014 came in to effect from 1 March 2016, focussing on the process of food production rather than the premises where the food is made. Council has now adopted new fees and charges folllowing this consultation - head to our fees and charges page to find out more. The changes in the Act reflect that not all food businesses are the same so requirements have moved away from a one-stop-shop approach. For example if you have a dairy and re-heat pies you won't have the same requirements as the business that makes the pies. How the Council will register, verify and deliver compliance also changes which means our fees have changed. Consultation on the proposed changes to the fees and charges ran from 1 March 2016 to 4 April 2016. Council has adopted the new fees and charges following a review of all community feedback. For more information see the Food Act 2014 page on our website. To view what we proposed, head to our online consultation portal.