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Draft import health standard for egg products

Update – 4 May 2023

Final documents issued

Following the consultation, MPI has issued the final import health standard along with the risk management proposal and guidance document.

Egg Products – Import Health Standard [PDF, 400 KB]

Processed egg products – Risk management proposal [PDF, 357 KB]

Importing egg products – Guidance document [PDF, 399 KB]

Consultation background

From 13 December 2022 to 20 February 2023 the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) sought comments on proposed changes to the Import Health Standard: Egg Products.

The amended import health standard (IHS):

  • discusses risk mitigation measures for Angara disease, high pathogenicity avian influenza, and Newcastle disease and proposes changes which are in line with recommendations in the World Organisation for Animal Health Terrestrial Animal Health Code
  • amends the requirements for commodities with more than 5% but less than 21% egg
  • removes shelf-stable processed egg product that are either covered under other import health standards or are more aligned with the commodities under other standards.

Full details of the proposed changes are in the consultation documents.

Consultation documents

Related document

NZL 703 - World Trade Organization sanitary and phytosanitary standards notification - Import requirements for Processed Egg Products [PDF, 88 KB]

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