Food Act workshops for businesses

The Ministry for Primary Industries and local councils have been running free workshops throughout New Zealand to help businesses work with the Food Act.

Get a better understanding of what to do

The free workshops help people understand what the Food Act 2014 means for their business, and work out what they need to do and when. They're your opportunity to speak to council and MPI representatives about any concerns – and to talk to other businesses.


The agenda for each workshop follows the same outline:

  • Introduction to the Food Act: This includes presentations by MPI and local council and a question session (50 minutes).
  • Where do I fit? Check what type of regulation applies to you (10 minutes).
  • Ask the experts: Ask about your specific business. Topics include using a written plan, getting registered, working with a national programme, or getting verified (1 hour).

At the end of the workshop you'll have the opportunity to test resources and give feedback.

Food Act workshop videos


Upcoming workshops

Location Date and time Contact/RSVP

South Auckland
The FoodBowl
28 Verissimo Drive
Auckland 2022

Tuesday 13 December
10am – 12pm

RSVP – Eventbrite website

This workshop is being held with FoodBowl, part of the Food Innovation Network.

South Waikato Sport & Event Centre
25 Mossop Road
Tokoroa 3420

31 January 2017
2pm – 4pm


Previous workshops

Workshops have already been held in:

  • Auckland
  • Christchurch
  • Gisborne
  • Gore
  • Hamilton
  • Invercargill
  • Kaipara
  • Kāpiti Coast 
  • Kerikeri
  • Lower Hutt
  • Oamaru
  • Queenstown
  • Rangiora
  • Rotorua
  • Tauranga
  • Te Anau
  • Thames–Coromandel
  • Timaru
  • Wairarapa
  • Wairoa
  • Whakatāne

Who to contact

If you have questions about the workshops, email

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