A strategy for New Zealand Food Safety

Closing Date:
Contact: New Zealand Food Safety Strategy

Have your say

New Zealand Food Safety is seeking your input on a draft strategy. The draft strategy:

  • outlines how we intend to maintain a food safety system that can be trusted by everyone, everywhere
  • focuses on the future and how risks will be effectively managed while continuing to deliver for New Zealand consumers and food businesses.

We want to know what you think about changes affecting the food safety system and our 4 priorities:

  1. We will ensure New Zealand’s world-class food safety system remains robust in responding to future challenges.
  2. We will proactively support consumers to feel confident making choices about food.
  3. We will lead new thinking in international forums to expand our international influence.
  4. We will be an intelligence-led business that proactively prepares for the future.

Full details about the draft strategy are in the consultation and related documents. You can send us your feedback between 2 September and 27 September 2019.

Online survey – SurveyMonkey  

Register to attend a public meeting/hui

As part of the consultation, we're holding public meetings throughout the country in September. You can see the meeting schedule and register to attend on Eventbrite. 

Sign up to public meetings – Eventbrite

As part of consultation we’re holding hui in Whangarei, Christchurch and Nelson.  At the hui we will be discussing how to build a Māori and Crown partnership.  You can see the meeting schedule and register to attend on Eventbrite. 

Sign up to a hui – Eventbrite

Consultation documents

A strategy for New Zealand Food Safety (draft) [PDF, 5.7 MB]

Discussion document [PDF, 3.5 MB]

Consultation summary brochure [PDF, 632 KB]

Consultation summary brochure – Te Reo [PDF, 602 KB]

Related documents

Background information and answers to questions about the consultation and strategy [PDF, 438 KB]

Building a Māori and Crown partnership [PDF, 725 KB]

Building a Māori and Crown partnership – Te Reo [PDF, 215 KB]

Media release: New Zealand Food Safety to consult on its draft strategy

Making your submission

Send us your feedback on the draft strategy by 5pm on 27 September 2019.

You can complete an online survey or email or post us your submission.

While we prefer email, you can post a written submissions to:

A strategy for New Zealand Food Safety
New Zealand Food Safety/Haumaru Kai Aotearoa
PO Box 2526
Wellington 6140.

What to include in your submission

Make sure you tell us in your submission:

  • the title of the consultation document (if using email, use “New Zealand Food Safety Strategy” in the subject line)
  • your name
  • your title and organisation's name (if you are submitting on behalf of an organisation. Also state whether your submission represents the whole organisation or a section of it)
  • your contact details (such as phone number, address, and email).

Submissions are public information

Note, that any submission you make becomes public information. People can ask for copies of submissions under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA). The OIA says we have to make submissions available unless we have good reasons for withholding them.  That is explained in sections 6 and 9 of the OIA.

Tell us if you think there are grounds to withhold specific information in your submission. Reasons might include that it's commercially sensitive or it's personal information. However, any decision MPI makes to withhold information can be reviewed by the Ombudsman, who may tell us to release it.

MPI may post all or parts of any written submission on its website. We'll consider that you have consented to its publication, unless clearly stated otherwise in your submission


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