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To process and/or sell food, you must register the food premises with us.
Before this can happen, it must meet requirements related to; finishes of floors, walls and ceilings; adequate lighting, ventilation and space, wash-hand basins, sinks, hot and cold water, toilet accommodation and changing facilities.
The certificate will be issued only when an inspection from an Environmental Health Officer (prior to opening for business) confirms that the premise complies with the Food Hygiene Regulations 1974 and the Food Act 1981.
Once 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
Legislation is necessary to protect the health of customers. It helps ensure that all food businesses meet requirements that will enable them to produce and sell safe food.
Legislation that presently applies to food businesses is the Food Act 1981 (add link) and the Food Hygiene Regulations 1974 (add link).
The Act is concerned with the sale of food that is fit to eat. The Regulations specify conditions that have to be met if food is to be produced for sale. They also detail practices that the business owner ('the occupier') must follow to prevent food contamination, food poisoning and the spread of communicable disease.
Visit the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries for full information on food safety law and regulations.