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Food Premises

Blenheim has a large number of lunch bars and cafes that serve the workers and visitors of Blenheim. It is estimated that we have 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.

Food Act 2014

The Food Act came into force on 1 March 2016. It takes a new approach to managing food safety.

Where Do I Start?

For many, the task of starting out in the food business is a daunting proposition. 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.

More information on food premises is available by contacting your Environmental Health Officers by email: or on Ph: 03 520 7400.

Or you can find out more about the new Food Act 2014 and what it means for you on the Ministry for Primary Industries website: 

See Food Act 2014 on the Ministry for Primary Industries website

See Food Act 2014 - Where Do I Fit on the Ministry for Primary Industries website


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