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Proposed new Animal Products Specifications for Laboratories Notice

MPI’s analysis of the consultation

Consultation on the proposed new specifications for laboratories has closed and MPI has published its analysis of the feedback.

MPI received a total of 22 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 new Notice 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 new Animal Products Specifications for Laboratories Notice that is an over-arching legal notice for the 3 animal products laboratory programmes (Dairy, Laboratory Approval Scheme, and Export Laboratory Programme for Live Animals and Germplasm).

Documents and Links

Making a submission

The email address and closing date for submissions are provided above. MPI encourages respondents to forward comments electronically. If you wish to forward submissions in writing, please send them to the following address:

Janice Attrill
Ministry for Primary Industries
PO Box 2526
Wellington 6140
New Zealand

Please 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.