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Proposed Animal Products Notice: Dairy Recognised Agencies and Persons Specifications

Update – 10 September 2018

Following consultation, the revised Animal Products Notice: Dairy Recognised Agencies and Persons Specifications has been published. A summary of the submission received during the consultation is also available.

What was proposed?

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) proposed to amend the Animal Products Notice: Dairy Recognised Agencies and Persons Specifications.

The Notice specifies the procedures and requirements for the recognition of agencies and persons.

The proposed amendments included:

  • a process for the recognition of farm dairy assessment organisations and farm dairy assessors
  • revised categories for recognition
  • elevation of competencies for recognised persons from guidance
  • elevation of minimum reporting requirements from guidance
  • incorporation of the key technical personnel (KTP) model
  • a performance-based frequency for peer reviews of recognised persons.

Consultation documents

The consultation closed at 5pm on 7 May 2018.

Submissions are public information

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