Keeping food safe: Food and Health Standards

Food is one of life’s essentials. Whether bought from a supermarket, a café or a restaurant, food should always be safe for consumption.

Food safety, however, does not happen spontaneously. It is highly regulated and there are organisations in our community dedicated to this task.

One of these is Food and Health Standards, nationwide leaders in providing its customers with the tools to support a safe and healthy environment.

Established 28 years ago, the company is proudly Aotearoa owned and operated. Its team of qualified and multi-skilled professionals fully support the development of all the industries it serves, with the utmost integrity.

“Our services and sustainable solutions encompass all of the external factors affecting public health and wellbeing,”
says senior operations and quality control manager Jessica Neale.

“Thanks to Food and Health Standards, the public can be assured that the food they are buying is safe to eat.” She explains that every business registered within a local body area must have a food control plan which sets out what steps food businesses must take to make their product safe.

“Food and Health Standards is partnered with 14 territorial authorities, throughout New Zealand, to provide comprehensive environmental health, food and
water services.

“We also service private customers across a range of industries, ensuring best possible outcomes in achieving their needs. Whether these be long or short-term solutions, we are here to help.

“Additionally we’re a proud sponsor of the New Zealand Institute of Environmental Health (NZIEH), and we work closely with governing bodies such as the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and Taumata Arowa,” she adds.

“When food operators know their business is meeting its food safety and suitability requirements, that boosts their confidence in their business as well.

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