The Food Act 2014 applies to all businesses that make, sell, grow, trade, or transport food. It also applies to businesses that serve food like school canteens or clubs. You can find more information about the Food Act on the Ministry for Primary Industries website.
Please direct questions to MPI on its food safety helpline 0800 693 721 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you can contact an Environmental Health Officer at Masterton District Council on 06 370 6300.
Applying for Food Licences
Depending on the scope of your food business, you will need to register to operate under either a Food Control Plan (FCP) or a National Programme (NP).
Do I need to Register?
Under the Food Act 2014, some food businesses and community groups are not required to operate under a food control plan or a national programme.
Food Forms and Applications
Find all the forms you will need to apply for food licenses and registrations.
Food Stall Notification
This notification is for anyone who intends on having a stall selling food to the public around the Masterton District.
Fundraising with Food
Find out about the regulations you need to comply with if you're making and selling food for fundraising.
Opening a New Food Business
If you are considering opening a new food business we can offer guidance for planning and obtaining all the required verifications.
Taking over an Existing Food Business
If you are taking over an existing food premises, you will need to operate under the Food Act 2014.