Before you can start selling and/or producing food, you have to make sure your business is registered, as stipulated under the Food Act 2014. This means that before that first customer walks through the door, you will need to already have in place either a Food Control Plan (FCP) or a National Programme, depending, of course, on the nature of your business.
Inspection (verification) of your food business
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All food businesses need an inspection to receive a food grade. This is referred to as verification. Conditions of verification depend on whether you registered your business under a food control plan (FCP) or national programme.