Update – September 2020
Animal product notice and summary of submissions
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has issued the Animal Products Notice: Export Requirements for Official Devices. It consolidates all requirements regarding supply and use of official devices into a single notice issued under the Animal Products Act 1999. The notice clarifies the current requirements and includes a number of changes to increase the robustness of the controls around official devices, and accommodates the use of operator seals on Official Assurances. The summary of submissions from this consultation is available to download.
Animal Products Notice: Export Requirements for Official Devices [PDF, 675 KB]
Summary of submissions [PDF, 151 KB]
About this consultation
New Zealand Food Safety proposed further amendments to the proposed Animal Products Notice: Export Requirements for Official Devices.
The notice was initially consulted on from 25 October until 6 December 2019.
Initial consultation on the official devices notice, including a summary of submissions
The latest amendments were to update the proposed requirements around the use of:
- approved container seals and operator seals
- carton strapping and plastic strap seals.
Discussion document: Official devices [PDF, 489 KB]
Proposed Animal Products Notice: Export Requirements for Official Devices [PDF, 1.2 MB]
Options paper: Controls around container and operator seals [PDF, 760 KB]
Submissions are public information
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