Food Safety

The Council inspects food premises, investigates complaints and gives information on making, giving away and selling food.

Have you signed up to the Food Act?

If you are one of the following food service businesses, make sure you are registered under the Food Act 2014 by 31 March 2017.
- Restaurants and cafes, with an alcohol licence
- Manufacturers of food for vulnerable populations and pre-school children
- Manufacturers of ready-to-eat salads and non-shelf stable sauces, spreads, dips, soups, broths, gravies and dressings
- Processors of nuts and seeds  

If you are not sure, visit Where Do I Fit? - Ministry for Primary Industries or talk to our environment health officers at our Service Centre, 101 Wakefield Street.

Changes under the Food Act 2014

The new Food Act came into force on 1 March 2016. It applies to anyone providing food to the public,...

    Food premises gradings

    The status of food businesses can change on a day-to-day basis.

    Make a complaint

    How to make a complaint about food or food hygiene.