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Proposed change to the Animal Products Notice: Production, Supply and Processing

UPDATE – 16 December 2022

The amendments to the Animal Products Notice: Production, Supply and Processing relating to animals used in experiments, trials, and research come into force on 16 December 2022.

Public consultation on the proposed amendments closed 2 December 2022.

Animal Products Notice: Production, Supply and Processing [PDF, 1.9 MB]

Summary of submissions [PDF, 391 KB]

Consultation background

New Zealand Food Safety proposed to amend the Animal Products Notice: Production, Supply and Processing. The proposed amendment was to provide regulatory clarity around animals used in experiments, trials, and research.

This amendment was to supplement and expand on the animal products regulations, by clarifying that monitoring, sampling, or teaching activities were outside the intent of regulation 118, and that the same applied for activities only using already registered veterinary medicines.

Consultation documents

Discussion document on proposed amendments to the Animal Products Notice: Production, Supply and Processing [PDF, 273 KB]

Proposed Animal Product Notice: Production, Supply and Processing [PDF, 2.7 MB]

Related information

Animal Products Regulations 2021 – NZ Legislation

Current Animal Products Notice: Production, Supply and Processing [PDF, 1.9 MB]

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