If you run a food business you must ensure you produce or serve safe and suitable food.

Food control plans and national programmes

Under the Food Act 2014(external link), food control plans and national programmes have replaced the Certificate of Registration for food businesses.

Find out more about managing food safety on the Ministry for Primary Industries website.(external link)
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Under the provisions of the Food Act 2014 food businesses must operate either a:

When you operate under these registrations, you adopt a risk-based approach to food safety. You are the person responsible for the safety and suitability of the food you prepare.

There are experienced, qualified consultants available to assist in developing a plan or helping to train and educate staff in these areas.

A national programme will be subject to an independent audit by a suitably qualified, New Zealand Food Safety Authority-approved auditor.