Maintenance and cleaning products

If you process non-dairy animal products and are operating under the Animal Products Act regime, you must meet requirements for maintaining hygiene.

Requirements

You must meet requirements for maintaining the hygiene of the processing environment (Regulation 11 of the Animal Products Regulations 2000).

Human consumption

If you process non-dairy animal product or material for human consumption, you must use approved maintenance compounds according to the conditions imposed by MPI. You must comply with the relevant parts of the Approved maintenance compounds manual (non-dairy) and the related notice:

Animal consumption

If you process non-dairy animal product or material for animal consumption, you have 2 ways to meet maintenance compounds requirements:

  1. You can use approved maintenance compounds according to the conditions imposed both by MPI and by the manufacturer. 
  2. You can determine that the compounds used according to the manufacturer's instructions will not adversely affect the product's suitability for processing or fitness for intended purpose.

If you choose option 1, you must comply with the relevant parts of the Approved maintenance compounds manual (non-dairy).

Approved compounds

MPI maintains a list that will give you summary information on all approved non-dairy maintenance compounds.

Getting an approval

For further information about maintenance compounds, refer to

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