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What is a food control plan?

He aha te mahere whakahaere mahi kai?

​A food control plan sets out the steps for food businesses to follow to make food that is safe to eat. Businesses making or selling higher-risk foods are more likely to register under a food control plan.

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To work out whether your business should operate under a food control plan, use Where Do I Fit? tool in The Ministry of Primary Industries website.

​There are two types of food control plans:

You'll need to register your plan every year and have it checked by the ministry.

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Taking over an existing food businesshttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/licences-regulations/business-licences/food-businesses-quality-grading/open-food-business/Pages/taking-over-an-existing-food-business.aspxTaking over an existing food businessFind out what you need to do when you take over an existing food business.aspx
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