Food Hygiene Regulations 1974

  • revoked
  • Food Hygiene Regulations 1974: revoked, on the close of 1 March 2019, by section 420(3)(a) of the Food Act 2014 (2014 No 32).

Reprint as at 2 March 2019

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Food Hygiene Regulations 1974

(SR 1974/169)

Food Hygiene Regulations 1974: revoked, on the close of 1 March 2019, by section 420(3)(a) of the Food Act 2014 (2014 No 32).

Denis Blundell, Governor-General

Order in Council

At the Government House at Wellington this 1st day of July 1974

His Excellency the Governor-General in Council


Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Health.

Pursuant to the Health Act 1956 and the Food and Drug Act 1969, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting by and with the advice and consent of the Executive Council, hereby makes the following regulations.


1Title and commencement
2AExemption from compliance with regulations
3Relationship between Parts
4Premises to be registered
5Conditions for registration
6Transitional provisions
7Notices to be displayed in registered premises
8First aid facilities in registered premises
9General cleanliness of food premises
10Restrictions on use of rooms and stalls as food rooms
10AProcessing of meat not intended for sale
11General duties of occupier of food premises
12Maintenance of wash-hand basins in food premises
13Vermin control in food premises
15Food storage
16Condition of appliances, packages, and receptacles
17Cleaning of places and equipment
18Food protection
19Clothing and behaviour of workers
20Prohibition of sale of food not prepared on registered or exempted premises
21Food vehicles
22Storage and packing of eggs
23Precautions in auction marts
24Interpretation of Part 4
25Application of Part 4
26Special provisions relating to bakehouses and cake kitchens
27Special provisions relating to delicatessens
28Interpretation of Part 6
29Application of certain provisions of Part 1 to unregistered eatinghouses
30Special provisions relating to the conduct of eatinghouses
31Special provisions relating to the conduct of workers in eatinghouses
32Protection of food in eatinghouses
33Display and service of food in eatinghouses
34Cleaning of floors in eatinghouses
35Cleaning of utensils in eatinghouses
36Cleaning of glassware in licensed premises
37Hot water rinsing machines
37AChlorine chemical rinsing machines
38Preparation of food in eatinghouses
40Preparation and drying of egg pulp
41Pulping of eggs
42Interpretation of Part 8
43Application of Part 8
44Preparation of meat and fish
45Meat pickling preparations
46Retail sale of meat and fish
47Transport of meat and fish
48Interpretation of Part 9
49Application of Part 9
50Refrigeration of milk and yoghurt
51Sale of milk in containers
52Transport of milk for sale
53Further provisions governing delivery of milk for sale
54Packing of raw milk [Revoked]
55Conduct of persons packing or bottling raw milk [Revoked]
56Inspections [Revoked]
57Storage of milk at depots
58Premises and equipment for manufacture of frozen confections
59Conduct of persons manufacturing or packing frozen confections
60Premises and equipment for sale of ice cream and frozen confections
61Conduct of persons selling ice cream and frozen confections
62Sales at places of public entertainment
63Interpretation of Part 13
64Manufacture, preparation, and bottling of beverages
65Interpretation of Part 14
66Food vending machines to be of approved types
67Restrictions on installation of food vending machines
68Use of food vending machines
70Inspection of food vending machines
71Interpretation of Part 15
72Brewery premises and containers
73Brewery equipment
74Beer not to be syphoned by mouth
75Winery premises
75AApplication of Schedule 1 to winemaker’s premises
76Winery equipment
77Wine taps and pipes
78Wine not to be syphoned by mouth
79Sale of liquor by wholesale
80Beer dregs to be denatured
81Conduct of persons engaged in the retail sale of liquor
82Closure of premises
83Duty of local authorities
84Appeals to Director-General
85Appeals to District Court
86Offences and penalties
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