The Food Act

Food safety regulations govern the operation of commercial kitchens in the hospitality industry in New Zealand.

The Food Act, which replaced the Food Hygiene Regulations 1974, is a significant piece of legislation. According to the New Zealand Government, “The Act will provide New Zealand with a modern, flexible regulatory regime, which will enable food businesses to adapt to future changes in technology, overseas market access requirements, and consumer demands.”*

The New Zealand Dishwasher Association is a valuable knowledgebase on all regulatory matters. The NZDA provides leadership and expertise to guide its clients on how to comply with the new regulations.




* Media release from Food Safety Minister Nikki Kaye, 27 May 2014