Have your say
The Import Health Standard (IHS) for Shelf-stable Petfoods Containing Animal Products (PETFODIC.ALL) has been amended, requiring pet foods containing porcine ingredients to be retorted or baked, and officially certified as such.
From 29 November 2019 to 27 January 2020 the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) invites comment on the proposed changes.
Full details are in the consultation documents.
- Shelf-stable pet foods containing animal products import health standard [PDF, 435 KB]
- Risk management proposal [PDF, 304 KB]
- WTO notifications [PDF, 151 KB]
Making your submission
Email your feedback on the draft by 5pm on 27 January 2020 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Make sure you include in your submission:
- the title of the consultation document in the subject line of your email
- your name and title, if applicable
- your organisation's name (if you're submitting on behalf of an organisation)
- your contact details (for example, phone number, address and email).
While we prefer email, you can send your submission by post to:
Animal Trade (Imports)
Ministry for Primary Industries
PO Box 2526
All submissions received by the closing date will be considered before the amended import health standard (IHS) is issued. MPI may hold late submissions on file for consideration when the issued IHS is next revised or reviewed.
Steps to finalising the new IHS
After consultation on a draft import health standard, MPI publishes a provisional IHS.
If you made a submission during the consultation, you have 10 working days to notify the Director-General of MPI that you intend to request an independent review. Reviews are limited to whether or not specific scientific evidence was given sufficient consideration.
If no review is requested within 10 working days, then the provisional IHS is confirmed and issued as a standard.
For more information about reviews refer to:
Section 24 of the Biosecurity Act 1993 – NZ Legislation
Submissions are public information
Note that any submission you make becomes public information. People can ask for copies of submissions under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA). The OIA says we have to make submissions available unless we have a good reason for withholding it. That is explained in sections 6 and 9 of the OIA.
Tell us if you think there are grounds to withhold specific information in your submission. Reasons might include that it's commercially sensitive or it's personal information. However, any decision MPI makes to withhold information can be reviewed by the Ombudsman, who may tell us to release it.