Food complaints

Examples of food complaints include:

  • foreign objects in food
  • food with incorrect or misleading labelling
  • food sold past its use-by date
  • undeclared allergens in food.

If you wish to report a suspected food borne illness (food poisoning) please refer to our website page foodborne illness for further information


Making a complaint

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and local councils work together to ensure food for sale is safe for consumption. 

Ministry of Primary Industries website - how to make a complaint