Setting up a food business
If you are planning to set up a new food business or purchase an existing business, we are here to help. The council's Environmental Health Officer will be able to advise you of the requirements to operate a food business in the Waitaki district.
Depending on your plans, you may also need to talk to our Planning, Building and Alcohol teams. Please give us a call on (03) 433 0300 to arrange an appointment.
|Environmental Health Officer
|Alcohol LicensingInspector ( If your business is involved in the sale of alcohol )
||Carolyn Van Zyl - Alcohol
|Building and/or Drainage and Plumbing
||Building team duty officer - Building
||Planning team duty officer - Planning
Also view the page of New Zealand Food Safety- Starting a food business.
We recommend that anyone who is making or selling food completes food safety qualifications. Training is available from:
For current resources, practical advice and information on the Food Act 2014, refer to MPI-Food Safety. You can also subscribe to Food Act 2014 website updates.