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He aha te hōtaka whakahaere ā-motu?

What is a national programme?

​​A national programme sets out the steps for food businesses to follow, to make kai that is safe to eat.

Businesses making or selling lower-risk kai are more likely to register under a national programme.

There are three levels of national programmes, which are based on the food safety risk of the activities a business does:

  • Level 1 – lower risk
  • Level 2 – medium risk
  • Level 3 – higher risk.

Our tip

To work out whether you should register your business under a national programme, use the Ministry of Primary Industries' tool My food rules.

For additional guidance resources use the Food Safety toolkit.

For translations see Forms and templates.

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