Steps to a Simply Safe & Suitable template Food Control Plan

Most food service businesses and food retailers can use the Simply Safe & Suitable template to meet requirements of the Food Act. We've created a step-by-step process so you can see what's involved.

Update your template to the latest version

We updated the Simply Safe & Suitable template Food Control Plan (FCP) in July 2018. If your business is already using a Simply Safe & Suitable template FCP, you need to update your plan.

Follow the steps

Get your plan ready in time

All new businesses must register their plans under the Food Act 2014 before they open.

If you're a business, which was operating before 1 March 2016, see the transition timetable for when you need to register a food control plan.

Who to contact

If you have questions about food control plans, email info@mpi.govt.nz

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