Have your say
New Zealand Food Safety is proposing to create a new animal products notice. The notice is called Official Assurance Requirements for Live Animals and Germplasm.
Your feedback about the proposed notice is welcome. Submissions opened on 8 November and close on 17 December 2023.
During this consultation, we will be running 4 webinars and 4 online drop-in sessions.
What is being proposed?
This proposed notice is aligned to the newly published animal material and dairy Official Assurance Requirements Notice, which will:
- improve the readability of the document
- align requirements across industries where appropriate
- fix inconsistencies.
The proposed notice will:
- not introduce major policy changes except as required by the updated animal products regulations
- remove the separately agreed procedures for export certification of cats and dogs (and canine and feline semen of New Zealand origin) to Australia because these will continue under the Operational Code
- keep the paper-based certification system while maintaining provision for future electronic certification.
Full details are in the consultation documents.
Related consultation (closed)
Making your submission
Email your feedback on the new notice by 5pm on 17 December 2023 to Food.Assurance@mpi.govt.nz
What to include
Make sure you tell us in your submission:
- the title of the consultation document
- your name and title
- your organisation's name (if you are submitting on behalf of an organisation, and whether your submission represents the whole organisation or a section of it)
- your contact details (such as phone number, address, and email).
We will hold one-hour webinars on Teams during the first week of this consultation (between 8 and 17 November) to provide information on the draft notice. There will be opportunity to discuss aspects of the draft notice, however, if there are any feedback areas that need to be addressed formally, we ask that written submissions are made.
Dates and times of webinar
13 November, 1pm: Join this webinar
14 November, 2pm: Join this webinar
15 November, 10am: Join this webinar
16 November, 1pm: Join this webinar
Attend an online drop-in session
During the final week of this consultation (between 11 and 15 December) there will be 4 online drop-in sessions for further engagement and discussion on the draft notice. The sessions will be held on Teams and are a chance to ask questions or discuss aspects that may need clarification. Again, for any feedback areas that need to be addressed formally, we ask that written submissions are made.
Dates and times of online drop-in sessions
11 December, 11am to 12pm: Join this session
12 December, 3pm to 4pm: Join this session
13 December, 10am to 11am: Join this session
14 December, 1pm to 2pm: Join this session