The following is taken from The Ministry for Primary Industries New Zealand Website
You can read more here: https://www.mpi.govt.nz/nzfoodsafety/
Fundraising & community events
Sausage sizzles, and selling food like jams and cakes, are popular ways to raise money for good causes. Find out about the regulations you need to comply with if you’re making and selling food for fundraising, want to sell food at occasional events like markets and fairs, or are serving food as part of a club or society.
Download the New Zealand Food Safety fundraising fact sheet:
- What does the Food Act mean for me? [PDF, 617 KB]
All sold food must be safe to eat
If you’re selling food to raise funds using myshop, it must be “safe and suitable”. That means it must be safe to eat – no one should get sick from eating your food.
You don’t have to register under the Act if you’re selling food via www.myshop.nz less than 20 times a year
However, you will have to register under the Act if you’re fundraising more than 20 times a year.
New Zealand Food Safety have brochures available covering the basics of food safety:
- Download the English version – Be food safe [PDF, 167 KB]
- Download the te reo Māori version – Te whakamaru kai [PDF, 284 KB]
Selling food for fundraising using myshop
If you want to sell food to raise money for your local School you need to sell safe and suitable food. For more information download:
- Food safety tips for selling food at occasional events [PDF, 1.2 MB]
- Food safety tips for event organisers [PDF, 526 KB]
- Hot tips for a safe and successful sausage sizzle [PDF, 482 KB]
Fundraising more than 20 times a year
Under the Food Act 2014, you can sell food to raise funds for a charity, or for cultural and community events without registering under the Act – but only up to 20 times in a calendar year.
If you’re selling food as a fundraiser 20 or more times a year, you are defined as a business under the Act, and may need to adopt one of the food safety plans or programmes in the Act. Use the Where Do I Fit? tool to help you find out what you may need to do.
Local authority requirements
Local authorities may also have requirements that apply to your fundraising activity, especially about where food may be sold.
Contact your local city or district council to discuss what food you want to sell, where you want to sell it, and how you will make sure that it will be safe to eat. Councils’ environmental health staff will be able to tell you the requirements that apply and whether you can go ahead with your fundraiser.