New business and operators after 1 March 2016
On 1 March 2016 the new Food Act 2014 starts to take effect. Any person establishing a new business, or a change in ownership of an existing business will require the operator to register either a Food Control Plan or a National Programme, rather than register their premise under the Food Hygiene Regulations 1974.
It is recommended that operators first view the information at Ministry of Primary Industries Food Act Overview
and use the "Where Do I Fit?" tool on the left hand side of page, then book an appointment with an Environmental Officer of Health to confirm the registration process if required.
You will need to complete the “Scope of Operations” document prior to submitting the “Application for Registration under the Food Act 2014”. The scoping document ensures that you apply for the registration that is most applicable to your business.
All business will gradually transition to the new requirements over the next three years.
General registration information
While a food premises is registered, a certificate of registration will be supplied and must be openly displayed in a public.
For more information contact our Customer Support Team on 0800 924 723.
Main requirements of the Regulations for existing businesses
Food safety law
Selling at market
Before you can operate a market in a public place, you'll need to get approval under our public places bylaw