Food safety requirements for transport and wharf facilities

If you are a transport or wharf facility operator, the food safety requirements you need to meet depend on whether you handle animal products for export, or food for the domestic market.

Requirements depend on product and its destination

If you are a transport or wharf facility operator, the food safety requirements that you need to meet depend on whether you transport or handle:

Animal products for export

Transport operators

If you transport 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)
  • Transport Regulated Control Scheme (RCS).

Wharf operators

If you handle animal products intended for human or animal consumption and export with an official assurance, you must operate under either a:

  • Risk Management Programme (RMP)
  • Wharf Regulated Control Scheme (RCS).

Food for the domestic market

Transport operators

If you transport food or food-related products for consumption in New Zealand, then you need to comply with either the:

Wharf operators

If you handle food or food-related products for consumption in New Zealand, then you need to comply with requirements under the Food Act 2014. 

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