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Food health and safety

How to select, prepare and cook food safely.

Preparing food safely

Every day, over 500 New Zealanders get food poisoning. 

Simple food handling tips to keep you, your family and friends safe from foodborne illness.

Preparing and storing food safely at home

Keep raw meats and their juices away from already cooked or ready-to-eat foods like salads.

Handling raw meat

Food safety advice for pregnant women.

Food and pregnancy

Rules for selling, sharing and butchering wild foods and homekill.

Hunting, collecting, fishing and homekill


Food allergies, their causes, how they affect you and how to cope with them.

Food allergies

Product recalls

Food that’s unsafe, unfit to eat or contaminated may be recalled or withdrawn. 

Latest food safety recalls

Who to contact for more help

If you need more help or have questions about the information or services on this page, contact the following agency.

Utility links and page information

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