Food Act 2014


What is this about?


The Food Act 2014 promotes food safety by focusing on the processes of food production and not the premises where it is made. the new act has a sliding scale where businesses that are higher risk, from a food safety point of view, will operate under more stringent food safety requirements than lower-risk food businesses.

Depending on the type of business you have, you may:

  • need to operate under a Food Control Plan (FCP)
  • need to operate under a National Programme (NP)
  • be exempt (i.e. not need to operate under a FCP or NP).

To find out which plan suits your business see the Ministry for Primary Industries' (MPI) Where do I fit tool.

How is this applicable to me? 

The Wesley Market has an overarching license to sell fruits and vegetables, and the seafood stall has their own licences through Ministry of Primary Industry.

If you are selling food for immediate consumption, such as hot food, juice, jam, bakery etc, and it is not for the purpose of fundraising you are required to have a Food Control Plan or a National Programme before operating at the Wesley Market. A failure to display the re. You can find out what is required and how to apply through Auckland Council or Ministry of Primary Industry.

Further questions

If you have any questions about how your business fit in with the Food Act 2014 you can contact the Auckland Council on (09) 301 0101 or Ministry of Primary Industry on 0800 00 83 33.