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All food and food-related products for human consumption that are imported for sale must meet New Zealand standards and requirements. MPI's role is to help make sure imported plant-based food products are correctly labelled, safe to eat, and free from pests and harmful organisms.
'Food' includes ingredients and anything to be mixed or added to food. No food can be sold if it's unsafe, unfit for human consumption, or contaminated. Food importers have legal obligations under the:
Importers must also meet other New Zealand food standards, including the Importing Food Notice.
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