If you produce or sell food in New Zealand or for export, you need to follow these requirements, to protect consumers' health and our reputation overseas.
Find here the requirements for your specific sector. Make sure you also check the 'General requirements' section (under Industry requirements), for requirements that apply across more than one food sector.
This section covers export requirements that apply across more than one sector. For export requirements specific to each sector, refer to Food sectors.
If you are importing food for sale into New Zealand, you have legal obligations under the Food Act 1981.
If you wish to import, manufacture, sell or use ACVM products, you must meet legal requirements.
These apply across food sectors. Includes programmes to manage risk (RMPs, FSPs, etc), recognised persons and agencies, and general animal products requirements.