Food Act workshops for businesses

The Ministry for Primary Industries and local councils have organised free workshops throughout New Zealand to help businesses work with the Food Act.

Better understand what to do

The free workshops will help you understand what the Food Act 2014 means for your business. Work out what you need to do and when, speak to council and MPI representatives about any concerns, and to talk to other businesses.

Next workshops are in:


The agenda for each workshop follows the same outline:

  • Introduction to the Food Act: This includes presentations by MPI and local council and a question session (50 minutes).
  • Where do I fit? Check what type of regulation applies to you (10 minutes).
  • Ask the experts: Ask about your specific business. Topics include using a written plan, getting registered, working with a national programme, or getting verified (1 hour).

At the end of the workshop you'll have the opportunity to test resources and give feedback.

Workshop videos

Workshop diary


Date: 25 July 2017
Time: 2pm to 4pm
Venue: Taumarunui Council Chambers, 59 Huia Street, Taumarunui


Date: 26 July 2017
Time: 9am to 11am
Venue: Ruapehu Hub, 43a Raupehu road, Ohakune

Previous workshops

Workshops have already been held in:

  • Auckland
  • Christchurch
  • Gisborne
  • Gore
  • Hamilton
  • Invercargill
  • Kaipara
  • Kāpiti Coast 
  • Kerikeri
  • Lower Hutt
  • Napier
  • Oamaru
  • Queenstown
  • Rangiora
  • Rotorua
  • Tauranga
  • Te Anau
  • Thames–Coromandel
  • Timaru
  • Tokoroa
  • Wairarapa
  • Wairoa
  • Whakatāne

Who to contact

If you have questions about the workshops, email

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