The Food Act 2014
Requires any person company or organisation who prepares, manufactures or sells food to be registered with Council or the Ministry for Primary Industries. The Food Act 2014 also impacts on the requirements for Hospitals, Early Childcare Centres and Schools. Existing food businesses currently registered under the Food Hygiene Regulations 1974 are required to transition to the new Food Act 2014 over the next three years.
To find out when your existing food business must be transitioned to the new Food Act 2014 view the transition timetable issued by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) Food Act 2014 Transition Table.
For information on the new requirements and rules you need to follow and where your business fits under Where Do I Fit?.
Setting up a new business or taking over an existing business
If you are intending to start a new business preparing or selling food to the public you must register your business with Council. You may also require a building consent or land use consent. Talk with our Building and Planning Teams to check our requirements. If you are taking over an existing food premises, you will need to operate under the Food Act 2014. Registration for Food Business and MPI's Scope of Operations.
Mobile food premises
To sell and or prepare food from a mobile vehicle you are required to register under the Food Act 2014.
Registration for Food Business and MPI's Scope of Operations. (Template Food Control Plan)
To sell and or prepare food from a stall you are required to register under the Food Act 2014.
Stall for One Day Event Application Form and MPI's Scope of Operations. (Template Food Control Plan)
Fees and Charges
Fees and Charges 2018/2019
Making a health complaint
If you see or experience something that you feel is unsafe practice from a food premises you may submit your complaint through our website or phone the Environmental Health team on 0800 727 059.