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Two proposed stand-alone animal products notices

About this consultation

New Zealand Food Safety would like your input on 2 proposed stand-alone animal products notices:

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

These proposed notices have been updated and aligned as a part of the Animal Products Act 1999 regulatory redesign project.

Find out about the regulatory redesign project

These proposed notices will sit alongside the consolidated NZ Animal Products Standards Notice, which combines 11 previously separate notices and was publicly consulted on from 29 July to 13 of September 2021.

Consultation on the consolidated New Zealand Animal Products Standards

These proposed notices will remain separate from the consolidated New Zealand Animal Products Standards 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 are sector-specific and apply to regulated parties under the Animal Products Act 1999, including risk management programme (RMP) operators.

Have your say

New Zealand Food Safety is seeking your feedback on the 2 proposed stand-alone notices.

This is your chance to comment on the design and content of the revised notices. Your submission will help us to assess whether these notices are fit for purpose.

New Zealand Food Safety wants to ensure that:

  • we have not inadvertently changed existing requirements
  • the revised notice reflects current requirements
  • the requirements are easier to find, access, understand and practical to use
  • the requirements clarify existing requirements where appropriate
  • the notices will meet the regulatory redesign objectives (refer to the stand-alone notice discussion paper).

Consultation documents

The proposed stand-alone animal products notices are:

Manufacture of Dairy Based Infant Formula Products and Formulated Supplementary Foods for Young Children [PDF, 501 KB]

Limited Processing Fishing Vessels [PDF, 547 KB]

Summary discussion paper

The discussion paper has been put together to summarise the objective of the regulatory redesign project, the process taken, and the changes made to these notices.

Stand-alone notice discussion paper [PDF, 491 KB]

Related consultation

Six proposed stand-alone animal products notices

Making your submission

Submissions close at 5pm on Thursday, 18 November 2021.

To help make your submission, use the feedback form [DOCX, 65 KB]

If you are commenting on more than one notice, use a separate feedback form for each one.

Email your submission to animal.products@mpi.govt.nz

While we prefer email, you can post your submission to:

New Zealand Food Safety
Ministry for Primary Industries
PO Box 2526
Wellington 6140.

What to include

Make sure you tell us in your submission:

  • the name of the consultation documents you are submitting on
  • your name and title
  • your organisation's name (if you are submitting on behalf of an organisation, and whether your submission represents the whole organisation or a section of it)
  • your contact details (such as phone number, address, and email).

After the consultation closes

Submissions will be analysed to consider any changes needed to the proposed stand-alone notices. New Zealand Food Safety (part of the Ministry for Primary Industries) will publish a summary of submissions on this website.

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 regulatory redesign of animal products and wine regulations

Submissions are public information

Submissions made in consultations become public information. People can ask for copies of submissions under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA). The OIA says we must make a submission available unless we have a good reason for withholding it. Explained in sections 6 and 9 of the OIA.

Let us know if you think there are grounds to withhold specific information in any submissions you have made. Reasons might include that it is commercially sensitive, or it is personal information. However, any decision the Ministry for Primary Industries makes to withhold information can be reviewed by the Ombudsman, who may direct us to release it.