Introduction to food safety requirements for wharf operators
If you handle food products at a wharf (including an airline holding facility) there are food safety requirements you need to meet. These depend on the product, where it's going to be sold, and what you're doing with it.
Wharf operator requirements
If you're a wharf operator, the food safety requirements you need to meet depend on whether you handle:
- animal products for export
- food for the domestic market.
Animal products for export
If you handle animal products intended for human or animal consumption and export with an official assurance (export certificate), you must operate under either:
- a risk management programme (RMP), or
- a wharf regulated control scheme (RCS).
Food for the domestic market
If you handle food or food-related products that will be consumed in New Zealand, there are requirements under the Food Act that you will need to meet. Our "My Food Rules" tool can help you find out which requirements apply to you.
Find out more
Transport, stores & wharves roadmap [PDF, 969 KB]
Who to contact
If you have questions about food safety for wharf operators, email email@example.com