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Proposed changes to the export verification requirements for bee product processors requiring risk management programmes

UPDATE – 17 December 2020

Following consultation, the revised Animal Products Notice: Export Verification Requirements has been published.

Animal Products Notice: Export Verification Requirements [PDF, 283 KB] 

Guidance document: Guidance to the Animal Products Notice: Export Verification Requirements [PDF, 224 KB]

About this consultation

New Zealand Food Safety (NZFS) proposed an update to the verification requirements for bee product processors requiring risk management programmes as detailed in the Animal Products Notice: Export Verification Requirements.

The proposed changes were related to:

  • raising the ceiling verification step from step 6 (6-monthly) to step 7 (annually)
  • introducing off-site verification at step 6 where the verifier determines it appropriate
  • verification requirements related to COVID-19. These changes were intended to assist in futureproofing verification requirements against potential impacts of COVID-19.

Full details were in the consultation documents.

Consultation documents

Draft Animal Products Notice: Export Verification Requirements [PDF, 389 KB]

Draft guidance to the Animal Products Notice: Export Verification Requirements (bee product processors requiring an RMP) [PDF, 263 KB]

Discussion document: Amendments to the Animal Products Notice Export Verification Requirement [PDF, 243 KB] 

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