Food Safety

Community and Public Health no longer provides food safety services within Canterbury, South Canterbury and the West Coast, since 1 September 2009.

A woman preparing a meal with her son and daughter.The Ministry for Primary Industries now deals with queries on any of the following:

  • Food Complaints including foreign objects or undeclared allergens in food within our region
  • Food Recalls
  • Imported Food
  • Food Safety Programmes
  • Food Labelling

Community and Public Health still deals with food poisoning and food-borne illness.

Contact an Environmental Health Officer at your local council if you want to report a ‘dirty’ food premises or unhygienic practices of food handlers.



Download or order resources from the Community Health Information Centre.


For further information, contact:

Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI)
0800 693 721

Page last updated: 31/03/2017

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