Commercial food stalls must have a registered food control plan or national programme.
New commercial food stalls
New commercial food stalls (established after 1 March 2016) need to register a food control plan or national programme under the new Food Act 2014. Food control plans allow the business to use a domestic kitchen to cook and prepare food and also to sell at markets and events.
Some exemptions from having to register a plan or programme are:
- growers selling unprocessed home-grown fruit and vegetables directly to customers
- people who sell only pre-packaged foods that don’t need refrigeration or freezing
- those that sell food once in a calendar year.
However, you still need to make sure the food you sell is safe and suitable to eat.
Last Reviewed: 30/09/2019