MPI periodically asks for feedback on food safety issues that affect consumers and the food industry.
MPI invites public comment on this discussion document, which outlines proposals to amend the New Zealand (Maximum Residue Limits of Agricultural Compounds) Food Standards 2014. MPI is proposing to set MRLs for eight agricultural compounds, and to exempt three agricultural compounds from the MRLs.
Documents and Links
Proposals to Amend (No.2) the New Zealand (Maximum Residue Limits of Agricultural Compounds) Food Standards 2014 [PDF, 248 KB]
WTO notification - G/SPS/N/NZL/508 [PDF, 53 KB]
Making a submission
The email address and closing date for submissions are provided above. MPI encourages respondents to forward comments electronically. If you wish to forward submissions in writing, please send them to the following address:
Ministry for Primary Industries
PO Box 2526
Please note that your submission is public information. Submissions may be the subject of requests for information under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA). The OIA specifies that information is to be made available to requesters unless there are sufficient grounds for withholding it, as set out in the OIA. Submitters may wish to indicate grounds for withholding specific information contained in their submission, such as the information is commercially sensitive or they wish personal information to be withheld. Any decision to withhold information requested under the OIA is reviewable by the Ombudsman.