Licence & Certificate | Hemp Farm New Zealand

Hemp Farm Certification & Licence

Fernmark Programme & Food Facility Certificate of Registration

Hemp Farm began with a handful of seeds, and a very big dream. A dream to build a vibrant hemp industry in New Zealand.

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The New Zealand FernMark Licence Programme

We’re excited to announce that we’ve recently become a New Zealand FernMark Licensee. The FernMark Licence Programme is a Government initiative designed to protect and promote New Zealand products to the world.

The FernMark Licence Programme is managed by the New Zealand Story Group as part of the Government’s Business Growth Agenda. The New Zealand Story Group works to enhance New Zealand’s global reputation beyond natural beauty and communicate New Zealand’s value to the world. The New Zealand Story Group is jointly funded by New Zealand Trade & Enterprise,Tourism New Zealand, Education New Zealand, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Te Puni Kōkiri and the Ministry for Primary Industries.

FernMark

Becoming a FernMark Licensee means we’ve met all the eligibility criteria, which includes being GST registered in New Zealand, having a substantial level of New Zealand ownership, governance and employees and having experience in exporting for at least 12 months. The criteria also requires that our products are made, grown or designed in New Zealand, which is why the Government is happy for our products to represent New Zealand around the world.

Food Facilities Registration | FDA

The Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 (the Bioterrorism Act) directs the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as the food regulatory agency of the Department of Health and Human Services, to take steps to protect the public from a threatened or actual terrorist attack on the U.S. food supply and other food-related emergencies.

 

To carry out certain provisions of the Bioterrorism Act, FDA established regulations requiring that:

  • Food facilities register with FDA, and
  • FDA be given advance notice on shipments of imported food.

These regulations became effective on December 12, 2003.

The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), enacted on January 4, 2011, amended section 415 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act), in relevant part, to require that facilities engaged in manufacturing, processing, packing, or holding food for consumption in the United States submit additional registration information to FDA, including an assurance that FDA will be permitted to inspect the facility at the times and in the manner permitted by the FD&C Act. Section 415 of the FD&C Act, as amended by FSMA, also requires food facilities required to register with FDA to renew such registrations every other year, and provides FDA with authority to suspend the registration of a food facility in certain circumstances. Specifically, if FDA determines that food manufactured, processed, packed, received, or held by a registered food facility has a reasonable probability of causing serious adverse health consequences or death to humans or animals, FDA may by order suspend the registration of a facility that:

  1. Created, caused, or was otherwise responsible for such reasonable probability; or
  2. Knew of, or had reason to know of, such reasonable probability; and packed, received, or held such food. 
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