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Proposed guidance on heat treatment of animal products (non-dairy)


Further processing: Part 1 heat treatment is now published.

Background to consultation

MPI sought feedback on a new guidance section about heat treatment in the document Further processing code of practice – part 1 of chapter 3.

This new heat treatment section was written to provide guidance on ways to meet the requirements under the Animal Products Act 1999.  The guidance applies to the heat treatment of non-dairy animal products and is focused on the processing of meat, poultry, and seafood. Once finalised it will become part of the code of practice (chapter 3).

  • Further processing code of practice

The new section is intended to outline the factors for operators to consider in the development and validation of heat treatment processes, and for recognised evaluators and verifiers when checking the adequacy of risk-based management programmes.

Your views sought

MPI invited comment on the new heat treatment section – part 1 of chapter 3, titled 'Further processing good operating practice',

MPI was particularly interested in your feedback on these questions:

  • Is the level of detail appropriate?
  • Are the technical aspects correct?
  • Are the procedures practical and achievable?
  • Are there any areas that need more guidance?

Consultation documents

Related documents

  • Further processing code of practice, part 3: Good operating practice

Note: Further processing code of practice is being reformatted to correspond with the new requirements and guidance template. ‘Chapter 3’ is replacing Further processing code of practice, part 3.

Making your submission

Consultation closed at 5pm on 29 September 2017.

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

Further Processing: Chapter 3 GOP, Part 1 Heat Treatment Submission
Principal Adviser Animal Products
Ministry for Primary Industries
PO Box 2526
Wellington 6140
New Zealand.

Submissions are public information

Comments you make in a submission are public information. Anyone can ask for copies of all submissions under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA). The OIA says we must make the information available unless we have a good reason for withholding it. You can find those grounds in sections 6 and 9 of the OIA. Tell us if you think there are grounds to withhold specific information in your feedback. Reasons might include, 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 require the information be released.