Food Control Plans

and almost everything you need to know

Every business in New Zealand selling or supplying food must comply with the Food Act 2014.

Coverage of the following primary areas will keep your verifier happy and ensure you are trading legally.

Food Control Plan

This is a blueprint for your business. It lays out your risks and systems to demonstrate how they are being managed. Your verifier will check this as part of your grading.

Record Keeping Resources

The records you keep demonstrate that your FCP is being implemented and your procedures followed every day. These will also be checked by your verifier.

Staff Training completed

All staff must be trained in all areas of food handling and safe practice. A training record must be signed by you and your staff. Your verifier will also check this as part of your grading.

To run any food business you need to register it with your local Council or MPI. Who you register with depends on what type of business you are. You must have your registration in place before you start trading.

Registration

Get our handy

Checklist here:

The 5 things a food business needs to trade legally in New Zealand.

Verification

All food businesses need to be checked to make sure they are selling safe food. This will be completed by someone from your Council or an independent verifier, depending on your type of registration. The verifier will check that you are following good safety practices and keeping records.

What  type of food registration do you need?

The kind of plan you need to have and how you register it depends on the type of food you make and what level of risk it poses. 

 

In order to figure out what category your business falls into there is only two important big picture questions that need to be answered:

  1. What do I make?

  2. Who do I sell it to?

 

 

Still not sure where you fit?

 

Every business is unique and we get that. Maybe you fit into more than one category? Maybe you have multiple businesses across New Zealand? Maybe you are looking at expanding into a new area not shown above?

Let us help you work it out.

Don't let the cost of compliance catch you unaware!

The cost of compliance is unavoidable, but you can plan ahead for it

Get our handy checklist here:

The 5 things a food business needs to trade legally in New Zealand.

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What do you need help with?

Is there an area you would like more information in?

 

Foodcontrolplans.co.nz are your industry specialists in food control plans designed for New Zealand food businesses. With decades of experience in the food sector, we can provide you with the information you as a business owner need.

Tell us what your problem is and we will send you a free resource to help.

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pukeko bakery
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le garde manger
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Kreem
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the casual foodie
Miss Moonshines
mister gelato
great barrier
winona forever

Who Are We?

             Grant Pickup

                FCP Consultant and Trainer

 

Grant has been in the hospitality industry for more than 25 years. He has been both owner and manager of many bars and restaurants in the UK and here in New Zealand. He knows what to expect when the EHO come to audit a kitchen and his work as an industry trainer and consultant has seen him educate staff and develop strategies for hundreds of kiwi food businesses. 

 

Grant's advice and execution is focussed on the profit and compliance of your business.

             Anna Drumm

                Compliance Manager

 

With a background in compliance and business systems Anna has a passion for ensuring compliance requirements are met at all levels.

 

Her eye for detail and knowledge of industry legislation ensures that every box is ticked and every document is checked to fit the requirements of the authorities and your business.

 

We are your industry professionals specialising in food control plans designed for NZ restaurants, bars, cafes and others in the food industry.