Establishing a food business
If you are thinking of opening your own food business in the Hauraki District you need to understand and follow an appropriate plan (template food control plan) or programme (national programme) under the Food Act 2014. The plan or programme that will apply to you depends on the nature of your food business.
Once you have a plan or programme in place and have completed an application to register your food business, you will need to get everything checked (verified) to ensure you are making and selling safe and suitable food. Each step of this process is explained in more detail on the relevant pages - see the links below.
- Step 1: Understand the rules and create a plan to make food safe (food control plans and national programmes)
- Step 2: Complete an online application to register your food business
- Step 3: Get checked (verification)
Additional Information and Resources
Additional information about starting a new food business, alcohol licensing, training and qualifications and operating a business from home.
Exemptions to registration
There are some situations where a registration is not required under the Food Act 2014.
Food Control Plans and National Programmes
The plan you need to complete - a food control plan or national programme - depends on the type of food business you have. Find out more here.
Food Licensing Fees
Fees for Food Premises operating on a Food Control Plan of National Programme under the Food Act 2014.
Registration and Renewals
Apply for a registration of a new food business, renew your registration or change ownership.
Verification of your food business
All food businesses need to get checked to ensure they are making and selling safe and suitable food.