This section describes the regulation of food in New Zealand and where to find food safety information.

Food safety and standards

The Ministry for Primary Industries and Food Standards Australia New Zealand are responsible for food safety and food standards in New Zealand.


The Ministry of Health is responsible for providing guidelines and developing policy on nutrition.

Foodborne illness

Information about common foodborne illnesses, including salmonella and campylobacter, can be found on the Ministry for Primary Industries website.

For surveillance information on foodborne illnesses, go to the Institute of Environmental Science and Research website.

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