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Proposed changes to the Animal Products Notice: Regulated Control Scheme – Bivalve Molluscan Shellfish for Human Consumption

Update – 12 July 2021

Public consultation closed on 17 February 2021.

The notice comes into force on the 9 July 2021. It amends and consolidates all amendments to, the Animal Products Notice: Regulated Control Scheme – Bivalve Molluscan Shellfish for Human Consumption, made up to the commencement of the notice.

Few minor amendments were made to the notice as a consequence of the consultation. The submissions received during the public consultation supported the proposed changes.

Note, this is a reissue of the Notice issued on the 22 June to remove the statement under background indicating the previous Notice was revoked and replaced. MPI has also released a summary of submissions received during the consultation.

Animal Products Notice: Regulated Control Scheme – Bivalve Molluscan Shellfish for Human Consumption [PDF, 874 KB]

Summary of submissions about changes to the notice [PDF, 165 KB]

Background to this consultation

New Zealand Food Safety proposed changes to the:

Animal Products Notice: Regulated Control Scheme – Bivalve Molluscan Shellfish for Human Consumption [PDF, 874 KB]

What was proposed?

We reviewed the notice to:

  • removed pectenotoxin as a regulated toxin, following a thorough assessment of its food safety risk
  • reinstated the previous laboratory methods approval clause that was omitted in the last amendment
  • re-ordered clauses and wording changes for ease of use.

The consultation opened on 13 January and closed on 17 February 2021.

Consultation documents

Draft Animal Products Notice: Regulated Control Scheme – Bivalve Molluscan Shellfish for Human Consumption. [PDF, 1010 KB]

Proposed amendments to the BMS RCS notice 2018 [PDF, 290 KB]

Submissions are public information

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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.