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Make a complaint about food poisoning

500 New Zealanders a day get food poisoning. It’s a serious risk if you’re sick, pregnant, very young or elderly.

Making a complaint

Food poisoning can be life-threatening — especially if you’re:

  • sick
  • pregnant
  • very young
  • elderly.

If you think you have food poisoning as a result of food you’ve bought, report it to a Health Protection Officer at your local Public Health Unit.

Find contact details for your local Public Health Unit

Find out about:

  • symptoms of food poisoning
  • reporting dirty food premises or unhygienic food handling
  • breaches in food for sale regulations
  • undeclared allergens in food
  • food safety versus food quality.

Making a food complaint

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