Requirement documents for exporting honey and bee products
A list of requirements you need to meet when exporting honey and bee products.
Requirements for the use, manufacture, supply and security of official devices and operator container seals for export animal products and animal material
This introduction is not part of the Animal Products Notice, but is intended to indicate its general effect. For the purposes of safeguarding assurances provided by New Zealand, this notice sets verification requirements and frequencies in relation to animal products for export.
The purpose of this Notice is to facilitate market access and safeguard assurances provided by New Zealand by setting out general requirements that must be met in order for honey and other bee products to be eligible for export. In particular, this Notice specifies the following:
a) requirements for ensuring that bee products meet market access requirements; and
b) requirements for ensuring traceability through the export supply chain; and
c) definition for monofloral and multifloral mānuka honey and associated requirements.
This notice exempts certain exported honey and honey based products from the requirements of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code where those products will comply with the importing country’s requirements and the importing country requirements are sufficiently prescribed.
This notice specifies the requirements that must be followed in order to receive an official assurance to accompany exported animal material or animal products within the scope of the Animal Products Act 1999 (the Act).
This notice is the Animal Products (Regulated Control Scheme) - Verification of Contaminants in Bee Products for Export includes Recognised Laboratory Notice 2015 terms and updated sampling plan.
This Food Standard provides compliance options for persons keeping bees, and extracting, packing or blending honey for sale for human consumption to ensure that the maximum level of tutin permitted in honey is not exceeded. This Standard revokes and replaces the Food (Tutin in Honey) Standard 2010 and Food (Tutin in Honey) Amendment Standard 2011.
The New Zealand (Bee Product Warning Statements - Dietary Supplements) Food Standards 2002 continue the requirements that existed as mandatory standards in the New Zealand Food Standard 2001 for warning statements for products containing royal jelly, bee pollen and propolis when sold as dietary supplements.