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Sushi Sushi Operations Limited template food control plan application under section 40

Update – 5 July 2021

No submissions were received for this consultation. The food notice has been issued.

Food Notice: Approved Food Control Plan Template (Sushi Sushi Operations Limited) [PDF, 212 KB]

Have your say

Sushi Sushi Operations Limited has requested approval of its Template Food Control Plan (FCP), under section 40 of the Food Act 2014. The Sushi Sushi Operations Limited FCP covers food service and retail activities, and will be for use by businesses authorised by Sushi Sushi Operations Limited to use the template to register a FCP under the Act based on this template.

New Zealand Food Safety has evaluated the Sushi Sushi Operations Limited FCP to ensure it meets the requirements of the act and allows for safe and suitable food to be traded by businesses operating under this plan. 

We want your feedback. Do you see any problems with approving the Sushi Sushi Operations Limited FCP?

The consultation will run until 5pm on 16 April 2021.

Consultation document

The Sushi Sushi Operations Limited FCP is available only to businesses that are authorised by Sushi Sushi to use this FCP.

Draft Food Notice: Approved Food Control Plan Template (Sushi Sushi Operations Limited) [PDF, 256 KB]

Making your submission

Email your submission by 5pm on 16 April 2021 to

Make sure you include in your submission:

  • the title of the document in the subject line of your email
  • your name and title (if applicable)
  • your organisation's name (if applicable)
  • your address.

While we prefer email, you can post your submission to:

Food and Beverage Group
New Zealand Food Safety
PO Box 2526
Wellington 6140
New Zealand.

Background to consultation

The Food Act 2014, which came into effect in March 2016, introduced a risk-based approach to managing food safety. FCPs are written plans that identify food safety risks and set out how they will be managed on a day-to-day basis.

The Food Act requires that food business operators take responsibility for ensuring food is safe and suitable. Businesses need to be aware of the risks and be able to show how they are managing these. Section 40 of the Food Act allows MPI’s chief executive to approve a template or model FCP which has been developed outside MPI.

This allows food businesses or industry groups to:

  • develop their own FCP and have it approved, so that each business using the plan does not need to submit their plan for individual evaluation, and
  • make adjustments to the MPI templates to include multi-site or multi-business specific procedures or practices, or to reflect common language/terminology used in the business and have those changes approved.

Submissions are public information

Note that any submission you make becomes public information. People can ask for copies of submissions under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA). The OIA says we have to make submissions available unless we have a good reason for withholding it (refer to sections 6 and 9 of the OIA).

Tell us if you think there are grounds to withhold specific information in your submission. Reasons might include that it's commercially sensitive or it's personal information. However, any decision MPI makes to withhold information can be reviewed by the Ombudsman, who may tell us to release it.