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Legislation

Browse MPI's food safety legislation related to manufacturing food and beverages. Included are specifications, notices, and standards.


Operating under the Food Act

The Food Act 2014 came into force on 1 March 2016. The Act applies to all new food businesses that started from that date.

Existing businesses (registered under the Food Act 1981 or Food Hygiene Regulations 1974 before 29 February 2016) are making the transition between 2016 and 2019. Find out when your type of business has to start operating under the Act.

Relevant links

If you're not sure which document you need, it may help to check the food and beverage manufacturing requirements or New Zealand's legal acts, regulations, and orders:

Refer to the NZ Food Standards to find out your legal obligations under the agreement between the governments of New Zealand and Australia concerning a joint Food Standards System:

Specifications and notices

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Animal Products (Requirements for Risk Management Programme Outlines) Notice 2008

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Notice

Animal Products (Risk Management Programme Specifications) Notice 2008

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Notice

Animal Products Act 1999 Statement of Policy: Operator Responsibilities during Registration of a Risk Management Programme (Version 1)

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Guidance

Animal Products Notice: Dairy Recognised Agencies and Persons Specifications 2017

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Notice

Animal Products Notice: Manufacture of Dairy Based Infant Formula Products & Formulated Supplementary Foods for Young Children

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Notice

Approved maintenance compounds manual (Non-dairy)

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Guidance

Approved maintenance compounds notice 2007

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Notice

Waiver of the Requirement to Provide an Independent Evaluation Report

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Waiver

Wine Notice - Exemption from Wine Standards Management Plan

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Notice

Wine standards management plan - Code of practice

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Codes of practice

Standards

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Food (Revocation of Maximum Residue Limits of Agricultural Compounds, Importer Listing, Importer General Requirements, Prescribed Foods, and Imported Milk and Milk Products Standards) Standard 2016

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Standard

Food (Uncooked Comminuted Fermented Meat) Standard 2008

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Standard

fortification of bread with iodine and folic acid

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Discussion paper

fortification-bread-folic-acid-QA.pdf

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Information paper

Making Uncooked Salami (Uncooked Comminuted Fermented Meat or UCFM)

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Guidance

New Zealand Food (Supplemented Food) Standard 2016

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Standard
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