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Exporting poultry meat

Chicken is the world's most popular meat, and one of the most vulnerable when it comes to issues of food safety. New Zealand has world-leading farming and animal welfare policies, and strict biosecurity and food safety requirements. New Zealand poultry is free of many of the diseases found in poultry from other countries.

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Responsibilities of poultry meat exporters

When exporting products from New Zealand you're responsible for:

  • ensuring your products meet relevant New Zealand standards
  • complying with the destination country's legislation and eligibility requirements
  • reporting non-conformances to MPI – for example, if your products are no longer fit for their intended purpose or are refused entry by the destination country
  • keeping the right records.

Who to contact

If you need to contact MPI about exporting poultry meat, email