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Proposed Petfood Processing Operational Code Chapters 1 and 2

Update – 15 February 2018

The 5 Chapters of the Operational Code: Petfood Processing have been combined into one document.

Your views sought

MPI sought feedback on a revision of the Petfood Code of Practice:

  • revised Chapter 1: Overview
  • new Chapter 2: Good Operating Practice.


The Petfood Code of Practice is intended to give guidance on the currently agreed way to meet the regulatory requirements of MPI under the Animal Products Act 1999. The current code is incomplete and out of date with the Animal Products Specifications for Products Intended for Animal Consumption Notice 2014.

It is intended to complete the revision of the existing parts and the development of new chapters over time. Further development details are described in Chapter 1: Overview.

Consultation documents

MPI invites you to comment on the Petfood Processing Operational Code Chapters 1 and 2. In making submissions, MPI is particularly interested in feedback on:

  1. Is the level of detail appropriate for the petfood sector?
  2. Are the technical aspects correct?
  3. Are the procedures practical and achievable for the petfood sector?
  4. Are there any areas that need more guidance?

Making a submission

MPI prefers to get submissions by email. Send your submission by email to

However, you can also post your submission to:
Janice Attrill
Ministry for Primary Industries
PO Box 2526
Wellington 6140
New Zealand

Submissions must be received by 5pm on 11 March 2016.

Submissions are public information

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.