Steps for National Programme 1

National Programme 1 sets the food safety rules for low-risk businesses. Follow the steps to comply with the law and sell food that won't make people sick.


Overview of what you need to do

To bring your business under National Programme 1 (NP1), you need to:

  • make safe food – and keep some records to show how you do this
  • register your business
  • be officially checked, or verified.

You can confirm if NP1 is right for you in Step 1 on this page.

When you need to register under NP1

If your business starts on or after 1 March 2016, you must register under the Food Act 2014 before you open.

If your business was trading before 1 March 2016, you have until 30 November 2018 to apply for registration.

Who to contact

If you have questions about National Programme 1, email info@mpi.govt.nz.

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