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Reopening a food business after a power cut or civil emergency

As you get your business up and running again, it's vital extra steps are taken to ensure food is safe for your customers.

What you do next will depend on the amount of damage to your premises and equipment, the availability and amount or drinking water supply you need, condition of food in stock and the type of food you want to sell.

The following points and the reopening a food business checklist provide a summary of the most important things to consider as a food retailer reopening your business.

See the full document below in the related documents panel for a full checklist on what to do after an emergency. This document has been provided by the Ministry for Primary Industries.

For more information click here to visit the Ministry of Primary Industries website Resources for adverse events page which has many links and documents with important information.

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