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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

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
    Wellington 6140
    New Zealand.

Submissions are public information

Note that your submission is public information. Submissions may be the subject of requests for information under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA). The OIA specifies that information is to be made available to requesters unless there are sufficient grounds for withholding it, as set out in the OIA. Submitters may wish to indicate grounds for withholding specific information contained in their submission, such as the information is commercially sensitive or they wish personal information to be withheld. Any decision to withhold information requested under the OIA is reviewable by the Ombudsman.