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Commercial food stalls

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


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