What is a Food Control Plan (FCP)?
A Food Control Plan (FCP) is a step by step guide on food safety procedures that can be tailored to suit the needs of your business.
It’s a management tool for food business operators. It includes pre-printed records, forms and a diary.
Operating with the FCP will help your business meet its food safety and suitability requirements and demonstrate your commitment to food safety.
The two food control plans are:
- template food control plan (template FCPs) - you build your plan from templates supplied by MPI and register with Gore District Council.
- custom food control plans (custom FCPs) - you develop your own plan and register with MPI.
There are three levels of National Programmes, which are based on food safety risk of a business:
- level 3 for higher risk (NP L3).
- level 2 for medium risk (NP L2).
- level 1 for lower risk (NP L1).
When you buy a food business
If you are buying a food business, you will need to transfer the previous company's approval to your name. If the business has a food control plan you will need to apply for your own food control plan.
When you operate a mobile food business
If you are a mobile trader you need to get a licence from us before you can do business in our District.
If you are selling food, you licence application must have a copy of the certificate of registration for either a food control plan, relevant national programme or notice of exemption.