A strategy for New Zealand Food Safety

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Contact: New Zealand Food Safety Strategy

Update – 10 December 2019

Strategy and action plan released

New Zealand Food Safety today launched its strategy and action plan to maintain and grow the country's reputation as a provider of trusted and safe food.

Strategy [PDF, 8.5 MB]

Action plan [PDF, 4.3 MB]

Have your say

New Zealand Food Safety sought your input on a draft strategy. The draft strategy:

  • outlined how we intend to maintain a food safety system that can be trusted by everyone, everywhere
  • focused on the future and how risks would be effectively managed while continuing to deliver for New Zealand consumers and food businesses.

We wanted to know what you thought about changes affecting the food safety system and our 4 priorities:

  1. We will ensure New Zealand’s world-class food safety system remains robust in responding to future challenges.
  2. We will proactively support consumers to feel confident making choices about food.
  3. We will lead new thinking in international forums to expand our international influence.
  4. We will be an intelligence-led business that proactively prepares for the future.

Full details about the draft strategy were in the consultation and related documents. The consultation ran between 2 September and 27 September 2019. 

We held public meetings/hui

As part of the consultation, we held public meetings throughout the country in September.

We also held hui in Whangarei, Christchurch and Nelson. At the hui we discussed how to build a Māori and Crown partnership.

Consultation documents

A strategy for New Zealand Food Safety (draft) [PDF, 5.7 MB]

Discussion document [PDF, 3.5 MB]

Consultation summary brochure [PDF, 632 KB]

Consultation summary brochure – Te Reo [PDF, 602 KB]

Related documents

Background information and answers to questions about the consultation and strategy [PDF, 438 KB]

Building a Māori and Crown partnership [PDF, 725 KB]

Building a Māori and Crown partnership – Te Reo [PDF, 215 KB]

Media release: New Zealand Food Safety to consult on its draft strategy

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