Guidance

Tools and resources to help your business keep food safe.

   

Record blanks

Food service and food retail [PDF, 2.5 MB]
Important food safety messages to help teach and remind staff how they can keep food safe.
Winemakers [PDF, 2.6 MB]
Important food safety messages to help teach and remind staff how they can keep food safe.
Cheesemakers [PDF, 1.5 MB]
Important food safety messages to help teach and remind staff how they can keep food safe.

Food Safety Guidance

Food Act 2014 guidance

Food Act 2014: The facts [PDF, 813 KB]
A brief summary of the Food Act and what it means for you.
Food Act 2014: Question and answer sheet [PDF, 405 KB]
How do you register under the Food Act 2014 and more.
Find your way through the Food Act [PDF, 2.3 MB] 
A guide to finding out what you need to do to comply with the Food Act 2014.

Selling food as your business

Timetable for moving to the Food Act
Find out when each part of the Food Act takes effect.

Getting started on your Template Food Control Plan [PDF, 2.7 MB]
These pre-evaluated plans are ready (only available for some sectors) and might work for your business.

Custom Food Control Plans [PDF, 1.1 MB]
A guide to creating your own unique plan that fits your business.
 

Also available in other languages:

Chinese simplified [PDF, 2.8 MB]

Chinese traditional [PDF, 2.8 MB]

Korean [PDF, 2.6 MB]

National Programme overview [PDF, 163 KB]
If you are making lower-risk foods or food preparation is only part of your business, you may be covered by a National Programme.
 

Selling food for fundraising or community purposes

Market guidance [PDF, 467 KB]
Selling food at a local market? Check this guide for help.
Fundraising [PDF, 617 KB]
Running a fundraising activity that involves food? This guide will help.
Clubs, societies and community groups [PDF, 280 KB]
Every group is different. See how yours fits into the Food Act 2014.

Food in education or residential care

Early childhood education services [PDF, 249 KB]
Little people's food needs to be safe and suitable. Find out what early childhood centres need to do.
Examples of how the Food Act 2014 applies to early childhood education services [PDF, 127 KB]
Schools [PDF, 384 KB]
Primary and secondary schools use foods in many different ways. Check this guide to see how they should be managed.

Technical guidance

A guide to food labelling [PDF, 730 KB]
Many foods need to be labelled accurately if you wish to sell them. Find out what goes into a good food label.
Lupin [PDF, 161 KB]
Lupin is a legume that can cause a strong allergic reactionin some people. Find out how to keep food safe.

Importing guidance

Getting clearance for your food - how to import food into New Zealand [PDF, 225 KB] What you need to know before importing food into New Zealand [PDF, 342 KB]
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