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Verification of Food Activities

All food businesses need to get checked to make sure they are selling safe food. This is called 'verification'. You will be checked by someone from the Manawatu District Council or an independent verifier.. How often you get checked will depend on whether you are a high or low risk business. It will also depend on how well you manage food safety. Those who are doing well, will be checked less frequently

At present, the Manawatu District Council is not approved to complete verifications of National Programmes or mobile food businesses that trade in more than one district. You will need to contact a verifier before you register, and get a letter from them to include with your application. For more information see the Register of Recognised Agencies under the Food Act 2014.