Food Safety

Operating a food business means complying with council and MPI regulations around food handling and safety. 

If you already operating or thinking about starting up here are a few documents to help you on the right path. 


Hastings District Council has a great Guide to Opening a Food Business in Hastings. Designed as an introductory guide to inform you of the relevant legislation and standards that are required to be followed by operators of a food business. It will also give you the steps to follow in the application procedure. It does not cover all detailed aspects of the legislative requirements and you are strongly advised to consult with Environmental Health Officers who can provide advice and additional information to clarify any areas of uncertainty.

Download your copy of the guide here...


Not sure what legislation applies to you under the Food Act 2014? the Ministry for Primary Industries has a hand tool! Check it out here and make sure your business complies.. 

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