Storing products for sale in NZ

If you store products intended for human or animal consumption within New Zealand, the requirements you need to meet depend on the type of product being stored.

Storing animal products (excluding dairy)

If you store non-dairy animal products being sold for human consumption within New Zealand, you must comply with the Food Act.

Operating under the Food Act

The Food Act 2014 came into force on 1 March 2016. The Act applies to all new food businesses that started from that date.

Existing businesses (registered under the Food Act 1981 or Food Hygiene Regulations 1974 before 29 February 2016) are making the transition between 2016 and 2019. Find out when your type of business has to start operating under the Act.

Storing dairy products

If you store products made from dairy material for human consumption intended for sale within New Zealand, you must operate under either:

  • a registered food control plan
  • a registered risk management programme (RMP).

Risk Management Programmes (RMPs)

Food control plans

Storing non-animal products

If you store non-animal products for human consumption within New Zealand, you must comply with the Food Act.

Storing products for animal consumption

If you're storing any products for animal consumption within New Zealand, refer to the pet foods and animal feeds information:

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