Animal product risk management programmes
If you process or manufacture animal products you may need a risk management programme (RMP). RMPs are written programmes designed to manage the hazards, wholesomeness, and labelling of animal material and products. Hazards may be biological, chemical, or physical.
Food control plans
If you sell food in New Zealand or Australia you may need to implement a food control plan. It is a risk-based approach to identifying, monitoring, and managing the hazards in your food business.
Official assurance programmes
Official assurance programmes (OAPs) vary depending on the product or commodity.
Live animals and germplasm
The OAP for exporting live animals and germplasm helps ensure that exporters meet the import requirements of their destination country. It helps reassure importing governments that any animal material (including live animals, and germplasm liike semen and embryos) from New Zealand meets the import requirements for those markets.
Fruit, vegetables, plant and wood products
OAPs for fruit, vegetables, and plant products are password-protected. Only registered programme participants and Independent Verification Agencies can access them.
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Regulated control schemes
Regulated control schemes are used under certain circumstances to manage food-related risks. For example, a scheme may be used when it's not possible to follow a risk management programme. A scheme might also be used when it's more efficient to run a national programme.
Official Organic Assurance Programme
If you're exporting organic products, you need to comply with the standard exporting requirements for your product type. Depending on where you are exporting to, you may also need to operate under the MPI Official Organic Assurance Programme (OOAP).
Wine standards management plans
If you want to export your own New Zealand grape wine, then you must:
- have your wine made and packaged under a wine standards management plan (WSMP)
- ensure the WSMP is verified every 12 months
- meet labelling requirements
- keep records.
Exporting wine made by someone else
If you are exporting wine made by someone else, you don't need your own registered WSMP, but the wine producer and packager need to have one.
Exporting fruit wine, cider, and mead
If you want to export your own New Zealand fruit wines, cider, and mead you must ensure that any product exported from New Zealand is safe and suitable and meets requirements under the Wine Act.
Who to contact
If you have questions about exporting under a plan or programme, email email@example.com