Ashburton District’s Environmental Health Officers (EHO) issue certificates of registration to food premises around the district, survey public food businesses and investigate complaints.
Food outlets are assessed by officers annually and receive a grading based on risk. Premises may be graded A if the standard is excellent, B if very good, D ungraded and E ungraded - high risk. This applies to takeaway outlets, cafeterias, restaurants and other food handling businesses.
Here are some guidelines for:
Guidelines for Opening a Food Business
Food Safety Programme
Safe Food For Stalls And Barbeques
Keeping Food Safe
New Zealand Food Safety Authority
Food Safety Training