Proposed Laboratory Specifications Guidance Document
MPI’s analysis of consultation
Consultation on the proposed Guidance Document for laboratories has closed and MPI has published its analysis of the feedback.
MPI received a total of 12 submissions from a wide range of interested parties. Known interested parties were encouraged to participate in this process through using targeted emails as well.
The consultation provided helpful feedback on areas where the Guidance Document could be refined and improved. Feedback from submitters and MPI’s responses are in the analysis of submissions document:
MPI sought feedback on its proposed Laboratory Specifications Guidance Document. In making submissions, MPI was particularly interested in comments related to the clarity of how a laboratory changes from the current requirements to the new.
Documents and Links
- Draft for consultation - Laboratory Specifications Guidance [PDF, 356 KB]
- Draft Application Form AP18 Recognised Laboratory [document deleted to avoid confusion]
- Consolidated Test List [PDF, 817 KB]
- Electronic template for submissions [DOC, 41 KB]
Making a submission
MPI encourages respondents to forward comments electronically by using the template. If you wish to forward submissions in writing, send them to:
- Janice Attrill
Ministry for Primary Industries
PO Box 2526
Submissions are public information
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