Highlights of this report


Use-by and best-before dates


Two labelling systems, relating to food safety and food quality. Read more

How long will it last?


Guidelines for how long to store common foods. Read more

Food safety


Clean, cook and chill are the keys to keeping food safe. Read more


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Did you know the use-by date on food isn't valid once you've opened the packet?

Up to 500 Kiwis fall ill with a food-borne illness every day. Knowing what to watch out for and ensuring you don’t contaminate food you’re preparing can help you avoid food poisoning.

Our tips will help you keep your family safe from food-borne illness.