This information is to help you operate a mobile shop within the Timaru District Council and MacKenzie District.
It provides information on the relevant standards required and the application and registration procedures.
The following section lists other Council units that may have an interest in, or requirements relating to your proposed business. They may also provide further technical advice or information you may need to consider before proceeding with any venture.
Environmental Health Officers employed by the Timaru District Council inspect registered food businesses to ensure that the premises and food handling practices of the staff, comply with relevant food legislation to ensure that public health is not compromised.
Some premises can now operate under an Off the Peg Food Control Plan, which is an approved template Food Safety Programme developed by the New Zealand Food Safety Authority (NZFSA). TDC's Environmental Health Officers are also approved as verifiers by the NZFSA. Premises operating a Food Control Plan are audited to ensure that they are complying with the plan.