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Six proposed stand-alone animal products notices

UPDATES

29 June 2022 – Last (sixth) notice issued

Today we published the Animal Products Notice: Disposal of Non-conforming Dairy Material or Dairy Product

This comes into force on 1 July 2022.

Animal Products Notice: Disposal of Non-conforming Dairy Material or Dairy Product [PDF, 325 KB]

Summary of submissions [PDF, 407 KB]

23 June 2022 – Fifth notice issued

Today we published the Animal Products Notice: Raw Milk Products.

This comes into force on 1 July 2022.

Animal Products Notice: Raw Milk Products [PDF, 295 KB]

Summary of submissions [PDF, 142 KB]

We'll issue another update when the Disposal of Non-conforming Dairy Material or Dairy Product Notices is ready.

9 May 2022 – Fourth notice issued

Today we published the Animal Products Notice: Recognised Laboratories.

This comes into force on 1 July 2022.

Animal Products Notice: Recognised Laboratories [PDF, 301 KB]

Summary of submissions [PDF, 225 KB]

We'll issue another update when these remaining 2 notices are ready:

  • Disposal of Non-conforming Dairy Material or Dairy Product
  • Raw Milk Products

9 March 2022 – Third notice issued

Today we published the Animal Products Notice: Raw Milk for Sale to Consumers.

It also comes into force today (9 March).

Animal Product Notice: Raw Milk for Sale to Consumers (Regulated Control Scheme) [PDF, 819 KB]

We'll issue another update when these remaining 3 notices are ready:

  • Recognised Laboratories.
  • Disposal of Non-conforming Dairy Material or Dairy Product.
  • Raw Milk Products.

1 March 2022 – Two of the 6 notices published

Today we published these 2 animal products notices that will come into force on 1 July 2022:

  • Official Assessors: Ante-Mortem and Post-Mortem Inspectors.
  • Homekill and Recreational Catch Service Provider Records.

Amendments may have been made to these notices following the consultation, which closed on 11 November 2021.

New Zealand Food Safety has released a summary of submissions received during the consultation for one of the notices. We've also prepared a 'tracking document' for that notice so you can easily see what changes have been made to the existing notice.

Published notices

Animal Products Notice: Official Assessors: Ante-Mortem and Post-Mortem Inspectors [PDF, 209 KB]

Animal Products Notice: Homekill and Recreational Catch Service Provider Records [PDF, 186 KB]

Background to this consultation

New Zealand Food Safety sought your feedback on a group of 6 stand-alone animal products notices. These proposed notices were updated and aligned as a part of the regulatory redesign project. Note that on 21 October, consultation opened on a further 2 stand-alone animal products notices.

Find out about the regulatory redesign project

The stand-alone notices sit alongside the main draft consolidated New Zealand Animal Products Standards Notice. That Notice combines 11 previously separate notices and was publicly consulted on from 29 July to 13 of September 2021.

Consultation on the consolidated NZ Animal Products Standards Notice

These stand-alone notices would remain separate to the consolidated Notice, as they deal with discrete matters that do not fit well with the general regulatory scheme. They replace notices that will expire in July 2022.

These proposed notices were sector-specific and applied to regulated parties under the Animal Products Act 1999, including risk management programme (RMP) operators.

These notices may also apply to other specified persons who supply and process animal products under the Animal Products Act 1999, including people involved in the following sectors – dairy, fish, meat, pet food and feeds, poultry, egg, verification, evaluation, and mixed-food sectors, as well as accreditation bodies.

Consultation documents

The proposed updated and aligned draft stand-alone animal products notices were:

Recognised Laboratories [PDF, 309 KB]

Disposal of Non-conforming Dairy Material or Dairy Product [PDF, 382 KB]

Raw Milk Products [PDF, 333 KB]

Raw Milk for Sale to Consumers (Regulated Control Scheme) [PDF, 941 KB]

Official Assessors: Ante-Mortem and Post-Mortem Inspectors [PDF, 202 KB]

Homekill and Recreational Catch Service Provider Records [PDF, 213 KB]

Summary of changes and discussion document

We put together a document to summarise the process taken and the changes made to these notices.

Stand-alone notice discussion paper [PDF, 490 KB]

Further consultation on 2 more stand-alone notices

On 21 October, another consultation opened on 2 other proposed animal products notices. That consultation closed on 18 November 2021.

  1. Manufacture of Dairy Based Infant Formula Products and Formulated Supplementary Foods for Young Children.
  2. Limited Processing Fishing Vessels.

After the consultation closed

Submissions were analysed to consider any changes needed to the proposed stand-alone notices.

The new legislative framework will likely require businesses operating under the Animal Products Act 1999 to update their documents and systems. We are working to ensure arrangements are in place to support businesses with these changes.

The regulatory redesign project

Through regulatory redesign, New Zealand Food Safety and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) aim to make it easier for businesses operating under the Animal Products Act 1999 and the Wine Act 2003 to find and comply with their legal requirements. This is done by:

  • removing repetition, enhancing accessibility, and making the language clearer
  • make legislative requirements easier to access and understand
  • ensure our trading partners better understand our requirements, which will help MPI provide assurances.

To make these improvements, MPI has worked alongside industry representatives from the dairy, seafood, poultry, petfood, red meat, and their accreditation bodies.

Find out more about the regulatory redesign project

Consultation on the regulatory redesign of animal products and wine regulations

Submissions are public information

Note that all, part, or a summary of your submission may be published on this website. Most often this happens when we issue a document that reviews the submissions received.

People can also ask for copies of submissions under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA). The OIA says we must make the content of submissions available unless we have good reason for withholding it. Those reasons are detailed in sections 6 and 9 of the OIA.

If you think there are grounds to withhold specific information from publication, make this clear in your submission or contact us. Reasons may include that it discloses commercially sensitive or personal information. However, any decision MPI makes to withhold details can be reviewed by the Ombudsman, who may direct us to release it.

Official Information Act 1982 – NZ Legislation