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December 13, 2021

Origin of Food Regulations guideline

From 12 February 2022, businesses must disclose where certain fresh and thawed food comes from that they supply, offer, or advertise for supply to consumers in New Zealand. Refer to Consumer Information Standards (Origin of Food) Regulations 2021 

The requirement to disclose only applies to cured pork products and single-ingredient fruit, vegetable, fish, seafood, and meat that is no more than minimally processed. It does not apply to food sold for fundraising or food that is intended for immediate consumption (for example, at restaurants, takeaway shops etc).

From 12 May 2023, the Regulations will also apply to frozen food in the above categories.

The Commerce Commission have published a new guidance document for interpreting the Consumer Information Standards (Origin of Food) Regulations 2021.