It's all about keeping the food you eat safe, suitable and enjoyable.

Haumaru Kai Aotearoa (New Zealand Food Safety) leads the national food safety system, protecting the health and wellbeing of consumers and supporting businesses to make safe food for New Zealand and our export markets. Check out this page for useful tips about preparing kai for your whanau and hapori, and what you need to know about selling kai.

Find out more at www.foodsafety.govt.nz; or watch our Easy Eats show, sponsored by Haumaru Kai Aotearoa.

Clean Cook Chill

Clean, Cook, Chill

Every year around 200,000 Kiwis get food poisoning. Around half these cases occur in homes. One of the most effective things you can do to stop your family becoming ill is to follow the 3Cs – clean, cook, chill.

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Marae Food Safety

Marae Food Safety

Step-by-step guidance on procedures to keep kai safe on the marae, and practices in preparing and cooking a hāngi, while maintaining its sanctity from a tikanga Māori perspective.

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Do you make or sell kai?

Do you make or sell kai?

The Food Act 2014 takes a common-sense approach to food safety. If you make or sell kai, your business may need to be registered. Find out more about the Food Act and what it means for you. Use the online tool, My Food Rules, to find out what rules your food business has to follow.

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Food safety for hunters & fishers

Food safety for hunters & fishers

Hunting and gathering wild kai from our land, rivers, lakes and surrounding ocean is a traditional part of New Zealand culture. Learn about food safety, risks, restrictions and rules of wild kai.

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