[Jazz background music, narrator talks while a hand can be seen drawing a cartoon of a chef]
0:00 So, you’re wanting to start a food business, and all that’s on your mind is just making the food and making some money.
0:08 However, before you do that you need to register with your council or with MPI.
0:13 And then get it checked. Right? Right.
0.16 So listen up! This check-up or properly known as a food safety verification shows that you can demonstrate safe food practices, have an understanding for food safety, and you practise it every day.
[A hand draws a chef in a kitchen with another person. A folder titled 'Food safety verification' is on the bench.]
0:28 Why? Because if you don’t make safe food, people get sick [sound of flies, sick sound], they blame it on the last thing they ate, they complain to the council, they complain to their friends, they complain online, and essentially tarnish the reputation of your business.
[Drawing of a building with an "Out of business" sign across it]
0:42 Food safety is absolutely crucial for keeping both your customers and your business safe.
0:48 But how do you know if you’re keeping food safe so you can pass your verification?
0:52 Your local food safety verifiers are here to coach you along the way and suggest tips and tricks to make sure you’re getting your food safety right.
[Drawing of a chef talking to verifier with speech bubbles saying "Does this look right", "If this happens again what should I do?", "What's the legal requirement for...", "How do I check for pests?", "How can I do this better?"]
1:00 Get to know them, ask them questions, and take in all you can from your verifier session.
1:06 With a good understanding of food safety, you can spend more time making safe food and less time with your verifier.
1:12 Happy belly, happy customer. [belch sound]
1:16 For a more in depth look at what happens at a verification, check out our next video.
[Video of an egg being broken into a frying pan with a title across it saying "Food Act 2014"]
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