New Zealand’s dairy monitoring and surveillance programme is better known as the National Chemical Contaminants Programme (NCCP) and is designed to confirm the effectiveness of the regulatory controls in place for ensuring residues and contaminants in milk and manufactured dairy products do not pose a threat to human health; that Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) are being followed; and that relevant importing country requirements will be met. In addition surveys are undertaken as necessary to identify new or emerging risk factors or enhance the understanding of potential issues and natural background levels for minor components that naturally occur in milk.
National Programme for the Monitoring and Surveillance of Chemical Residues and Contaminants in Milk – Plan for 2015-2016
Strategy and Plan
Monitoring and testing dairy products