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

Closing Date:
Contact: animal.products@mpi.govt.nz

Have your say

New Zealand Food Safety is proposing changes to the:

Animal Products Notice: Regulated Control Scheme – Bivalve Molluscan Shellfish for Human Consumption [PDF, 1.1 MB]

What's being proposed?

We have reviewed the notice to:

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

The consultation opens on 13 January and closes 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]

Making your submission

Email your feedback on the draft documents by 5pm on 17 February 2021 to animal.products@mpi.govt.nz

We encourage you to use the submissions template [DOCX, 62 KB]

While we prefer email, you can post your submission to:

Further Processing
Lisa Olsen
Ministry for Primary Industries
PO Box 2526
Wellington 6140
New Zealand.

What to include in your submission

Make sure you tell us:

  • the title of the consultation document
  • your name and title
  • your organisation's name (if you are submitting on behalf of an organisation, and whether your submission represents the whole organisation or a section of it)
  • your contact details (such as phone number, address, and email).

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.

 

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