Processed food

Processed food is also known as composite or multi-ingredient food. Export requirements for processed food are different between markets and depend on the ingredients of your product. Not all ingredients will have access to all markets. Use the step-by-step guide and our interactive map to help you meet requirements.



Exporter responsibilities

Food exporters have responsibilities to make sure the food they sell is safe to eat and meets all applicable food standards and requirements.  They also have to:

  • comply with the relevant export eligibility requirements
  • report to MPI if their products do not meet New Zealand food standards or are refused entry by a destination country
  • keep the right records.

Who to contact

If you have questions about exporting processed food, email exporterhelp@mpi.govt.nz

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