What is a national programme?
He aha te hōtaka whakahaere ā-motu?
A national programme sets out the steps for food businesses to follow, to make food that is safe to eat. Businesses making or selling lower-risk foods are more likely to register under a national programme.
To work out whether you should register your business under a national programme, use the Ministry of Primary Industries' tool - Where Do I Fit?
|Apply for food registration||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/licences-regulations/business-licences/food-businesses-quality-grading/open-food-business/apply-food-registration||Apply for food registration||Guide to applying for food registration and choosing the food plan that suits your business.||Guide||aspx|
|Check if you need a food control plan or national programme||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/licences-regulations/business-licences/food-businesses-quality-grading/open-food-business/Pages/food-control-plan-or-national-programme.aspx||Check if you need a food control plan or national programme||Find out if you need a food control plan or national programme.||aspx|
|Inspection (verification) of your food business||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/licences-regulations/business-licences/food-businesses-quality-grading/open-food-business/Pages/inspections-for-your-food-business.aspx||Inspection (verification) of your food business||All food businesses need an inspection to receive a food grade. This is referred to as verification.||aspx|
|Running a home-based food business||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/licences-regulations/business-licences/food-businesses-quality-grading/open-food-business/Pages/running-a-home-based-food-business.aspx||Running a home-based food business||Find out what factors you need to consider before opening a home-based food business.||aspx|
|Taking over an existing food business||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/licences-regulations/business-licences/food-businesses-quality-grading/open-food-business/Pages/taking-over-an-existing-food-business.aspx||Taking over an existing food business||Find out what you need to do when you take over an existing food business.||aspx|
|What is a food control plan?||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/licences-regulations/business-licences/food-businesses-quality-grading/open-food-business/Pages/what-is-a-food-control-plan.aspx||What is a food control plan?||Find out what a food control plan is.||aspx|