Application for registration under the Food Act 2014

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Prior to making this application, please contact an Environmental Health Officer on 06 8715000 to confirm your scopes / determine the appropriate Risk Based Measure.

The Food Act 2014 came into force on 1 March 2016. The Act applies to all food businesses.

The Act brings in the following new food safety measures:
(i) Food Control Plans. (Click here for further information)
(ii) National Programmes. (Click here for further information)
(iii) Where does your business fit in the new food regime? (See My Food Rules)
(iv) Verification of Food Control Plan or National Programme - Your business will need to be verified (audited) in accordance with Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI's) verification frequency guidance document.

Please ensure the following documents accompany the application

(1) The completed scope of operations document. Find this at (

(2) If you are applying for a National Programme (NP) registration, you can choose your verifier. You will need a confirming letter from your verifier to attach to this application. A list of recognised verification (or audit) agencies can be on the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) website, under ‘registers and lists’. The law requires Councils to verify businesses registered under the template food control plan unless for more than one site, the business chooses to operate the food control plan in more than one council district and/or predominantly wholesale their food.

(3) If your business is a registered limited liability company, a copy of the company registration certificate. See (

(4) You need to make sure you can confirm that the operator of the food businesses is resident in New Zealand within the meaning of section YD 1 or YD 2 (excluding section YD 2(2)) of the Income Tax Act 2007.

(5) If you are applying to register a template Food Control Plan, you will need to fill out the Food Control Plan template (link to templates). If you are not sure which template to complete, please contact an Environmental Health Officer at the Hastings District Council.

* Note: Custom Food Control Plans to be registered with MPI.

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