Steps for National Programme 2

National Programme 2 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 2 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. Use our tool to get personalised guidance for your business type.


Who to contact

If you have questions about National Programme 2, email

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