skip to main content skip to main menu
Scroll

News
~ Ngā pānui

news

New law affects food businesses

A new law for all businesses that sell food came into affect on 1 March 2016.

The Food Act 2014 has been designed to modernise food safety in New Zealand for the benefit of businesses and consumers.

From 1 March 2016, anyone who starts a business that involves food must follow the new law, from restaurants to dairies, to internet cake sellers. Existing businesses also need to make changes, although they have longer to do so.

The new law moves from a one-size-fits-all approach, to one that regulates businesses according to risk.

Although the new law started on 1 March, existing food businesses will come under the new Act at different times over the next three years.

For more information, visit the Ministry of Primary Industries website www.mpi.govt.nz/foodact

3 May 2017

Back to Latest News

4486 page views for the last 30 days

Share this page
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Share by Email

Disclaimers and Copyright
While every endeavour has been taken by the Napier City Council to ensure that the information on this website is accurate and up to date, Napier City Council shall not be liable for any loss suffered through the use, directly or indirectly, of information on this website. Information contained has been assembled in good faith. Some of the information available in this site is from the New Zealand Public domain and supplied by relevant government agencies. Napier City Council cannot accept any liability for its accuracy or content. Portions of the Napier City Council information and material on this site, including data, pages, documents, online graphics and images are protected by copyright, unless specifically notified to the contrary. Externally sourced information or material is copyright to the respective provider.

© Napier City Council - www.napier.govt.nz / +64 6 835 7579 / Fax: +64 6 835 7574