UPDATE – 4 June 2020
Consultation closed on 20 September 2019. The Notice comes into force on the 2 July 2020. It revokes and replaces the current Animal Products Notice: Specifications for Products Intended for Animal Consumption.
The Animal Products Notice: Specifications for Products Intended for Animal Consumption applies to operators and other specified persons supplying and processing animal product for animal consumption under the Animal Products Act 1999. The current Notice required technical updates and an overhaul in structure.
MPI has also released a summary of submissions received during the consultation and clause by clause reference between the current specifications and the specifications coming into effect on 2 July 2020.
- The Animal Products Notice: Specifications for Products Intended for Animal Consumption 2020 [PDF, 1.2 MB]
- Summary of submissions [PDF, 1.1 MB]
- Clause by clause reference table [PDF, 486 KB]
Background to consultation
The Animal Products Notice: Specifications for Produced Intended for Animal Consumption applies to operators and other specified persons who supply and process animal product for animal consumption under the Animal Products Act 1999. We want to make technical and structural updates to the Notice.
Read the Notice that we want to update [PDF, 1.2 MB]
Have your say
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has drafted a new Notice and associated forms and wants your feedback. We’re particularly interested in your answers to these questions:
1. For the consolidated Parts of the Notice, are the requirements still clear?
2. Are there any corrections needed for any content of the Notice?
3. What else could be included in the Notice, e.g. labelling requirements?
4. Are more guidance boxes needed? If so, where?
5. Are the deer velvet requirements sufficient?
To help you compare the current Notice with the proposed changes that we want to apply in the update, one version of the draft Notice document has ‘tracked changes.’ The tracked changes show the amendments that we're proposing.
Draft Amendment Animal Products Notice: Specifications for Products Intended for Animal Consumption [PDF, 1.4 MB] Download [PDF, 83KB] [PDF, 83 KB]
Draft Notice with track changes
Draft Amendment Animal Products Notice: Specifications for Products Intended for Animal Consumption (changes tracked) [PDF, 1.5 MB]
Discussion document [DOCX, 43 KB]
Proposed amendments to Animal Products Notice: Specifications for Products Intended for Animal Consumption [DOCX, 120 KB]
Quick reference table for the old and new clause numbering for AC Spec [DOCX, 47 KB]
Draft ante-mortem examination declaration – petfood [PDF, 158 KB]
Draft farmed mammal supplier statement – petfood [PDF, 580 KB]
Draft application to become an approved supplier [PDF, 250 KB]
Draft wild mammal material supplier statement – petfood [PDF, 109 KB]
Draft supplier statement for supply of farmed fish [PDF, 83 KB]
Draft supplier statement for supply of farmed poultry [PDF, 66 KB]
Making your submission
Send us your feedback by 5pm on 20 September 2019. We encourage you to use our submission form template.
- Submission template [DOCX, 94 KB]
You can email or post your submission to us.
While we prefer email, you can post your submission to:
AC Spec Submission
Ministry for Primary Industries
PO Box 2526
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.