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Review of 2010 tutin in honey standard and 2011 amendment

Your views sought

As part of our work around tutin levels in honey, the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is proposing to revoke and replace the Food (Tutin in Honey) Standard 2010 and Food (Tutin in Honey) Amendment Standard 2011 with the Food (Tutin in Honey) Standard 2015. The proposed standard – the Food (Tutin in Honey) Standard 2015 – has been drafted for consultation.

What's being proposed?

Recent changes to the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code have included a change in the maximum level of tutin in both honey and comb honey.

The proposed Food (Tutin in Honey) Standard 2015 provides a number of options for demonstrating compliance with the maximum level for tutin in honey.

MPI is seeking your views on the consultation paper which provides more details on these proposals. 

Consultation documents

Making a submission

MPI prefers to get submissions electronically. Email your submission to

While we prefer email, you can send you submission by post to:

Tutin Consultation
Animal and Animal Products Directorate
Regulation and Assurance Branch
Ministry for Primary Industries
PO Box 2526
Wellington 6140
New Zealand.

Consultation closes at 5pm on Friday 4 December 2015.

Submissions are official 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.