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Lighting and ventilation at food business sites
Your food business site must have adequate lighting that gives sufficient natural or artificial light for all activities including cleaning.
Light fittings should have protective plastic covers or sleeves to prevent contamination of kai with glass.
Your food business site should have sufficient ventilation to maintain comfortable conditions for people on the site.
- prevent air from becoming excessively heated
- prevent condensation and excess moisture on floors, walls, and ceilings
- remove objectionable odours, fumes and impurities.
If natural ventilation is not satisfactory, you have to provide mechanical ventilation.
Mechanical extract ventilation
Mechanical extract ventilation has to cover all cooking equipment.
The system (depending on the cooking process) may use:
- a canopy enclosure
- a fan of sufficient capacity
- grease filters
- condensate channels
- ducting to remove cooking vapours to the exterior of the premises.
Discharge of mechanical ventilation
Place the discharge point at the building's highest point.
It must not create a nuisance.
Ventilation should comply with noise levels set out in district plans of former local councils or your resource consent.
Advice for business site refit works
If you are refitting your food business site, your building work needs to meet the Building Code.
Call us on 09 301 0101 and ask to speak to the building helpdesk for further information.
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|Sewage and wastewater disposal at food business sites||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/licences-regulations/business-licences/food-businesses-quality-grading/food-business-sites-codes-of-practice/Pages/sewage-wastewater-disposal-food-business.aspx||Sewage and wastewater disposal at food business sites||Find out what is an adequate sewage and waste water disposal system for food business sites.||aspx||Food|
|Plumbing, water and sanitary fixtures at a food business site||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/licences-regulations/business-licences/food-businesses-quality-grading/food-business-sites-codes-of-practice/Pages/toilets-food-business.aspx||Plumbing, water and sanitary fixtures at a food business site||Find out the requirements for plumbing, water and sanitary fixtures at a food business site. This includes toilets, basins, sinks and dishwashers.||aspx||Food|
|Design, construction and layout of a food business site||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/licences-regulations/business-licences/food-businesses-quality-grading/food-business-sites-codes-of-practice/Pages/design-construction-location-food-business.aspx||Design, construction and layout of a food business site||Find out what you should consider for the design, construction and location of your food business site. This includes floors, walls and ceilings.||aspx||Food|
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