Blenheim has a large number of lunch bars and cafes that serve the workers and visitors of Blenheim. It is estimated that Blenheim has more cafes per head of population than New York.
The number of meals produced every day in Blenheim would be in the tens of thousands. This represents a considerable risk if food is not prepared, cooked, and stored in a safe manner.
Where Do I Start?
For many, the task of starting out in the food business is a daunting proposition. This fact sheet has been designed to simplify the procedures and includes sound advice based upon many years of experience with thousands of food premises operators.
Getting Started in the Food Business Fact Sheet (148 Kb)
More information on food premises is available in the fact sheets below or by contacting your Environmental Health Officer on 03 520 7400.
Please consult your Environmental Health Officer with any questions or problems relating to the food business. In many cases, such consultation has saved time and money for the operator.
How to be Confident that Your Business Sells Safe Food Fact Sheet (206 Kb)
Requirements for Mobile Shops Fact Sheet (59 Kb)
Cleaning Fact Sheet (79 Kb)