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.

To bring your business under National Programme 1 you need to:

  • check what you need to do to make safe food
  • be prepared to tell an official (a food safety verifier) how you make safe food
  • keep some written records to show what you do about important food safety issues.

We've developed guidance for making safe food and keeping records.

Download the guidance for National Programme 1 [PDF, 932 KB]


Who to contact

If you have questions about National Programme 1, email

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