Food safety consumer resources
Download or order food safety booklets, fact sheets, and posters.
Micro-organisms or bugs that cause illness are called pathogens.This pamphlet looks at some of the common pathogens that cause foodborne illness in New Zealand and gives advice on how you can avoid them.
It is illegal to process and resell pet food for human consumption.
Use different chopping boards and knives for raw meat, poultry and cooked or ready-to-eat food
Separate your kai. Use different chopping boards and knives for raw meat, poultry and cooked or ready-to-eat food.
- Horoia, tunua, whakamataohia – Clean, cook, chill [PDF, 1057 KB]
- Kia hanga mā - Hygiene matters [PDF, 315 KB]
- Separate your kai to prevent transferring bacteria [PDF, 581 KB]
- Food Safety practices in preparing and cooking a hāngi: He whakatairanga i ngā ahuatanga mahi mō te tunu hāngi [PDF, 1721 KB]
Te Kai Manawa Ora provides step-by-step guidance on procedures to keep kai safe while maintaining its sanctity from a tikanga Māori perspective.
This booklet works its way through how to handle food from buying, to transporting, to storing, to cooking and leftovers. It discusses the things we can do at each step to minimise food safety risks for ourselves, our families and friends.
Teaching resource: Health and social sciences-based teaching activities - for yrs 1-5 and 6-10