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15/03/2018 4:00 p.m.
Thursday 15 March, 2018
District Council is reminding new food businesses in the district to make sure
they have registered their business under the Food Act 2014 by the end of
Act, which is being rolled out in stages since it came into force in March
2016, requires new food businesses to be registered by 31 March 2018 as part of
new legislation to help ensure businesses are preparing and selling food that
is safe and suitable to eat. Existing food businesses are changing over to the
new rules in stages.
Environmental Monitoring Manager Rick Catchpowle says registration forms can be
found on the Ashburton District Council website, alongside information on the
kinds of businesses the deadline affects.
Food Act requires all food businesses to register under one of three options; a
template Food Control Plan (FCP), a National Programme (NP) or a custom-made
Food Control Plan. If you’re unsure if the registration deadline affects you or
you aren’t sure which option you should register under, visit the Council website or the Ministry for Primary Industries website.
is crucial that these affected businesses are registered on time, so if you
haven’t already, make sure you get your forms in before the end of the month.”New businesses that need to register include: