Guidance and forms for dairy processors
Manuals, guidelines, and forms for managing food safety in dairy. Included are documents on dairy heat treatment, pathogen management plan, dairy maintenance compounds, novel technologies, risk organism response, and more.
Dairy terms explained
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Document list: dairy processors
Requirements for the assessment of dairy heat treatment equipment and systems have been
reviewed because of several key drivers: The move of the dairy sector to coverage by the Animal Products Act 1999 which has made some terminology in the Approved Criteria and associated guidance material obsolete. The requirements were not clear or easy to comply with.
Risk organisms are pests and diseases that have not appeared in New Zealand previously or have been eradicated to enable New Zealand to be considered by Office International Des Epizooties OIE (World Organisation for Animal Health) as free
Safe food is that which does not contain pathogens, toxins or other injurious substance above a level that is likely to endanger consumer health
The purpose of this document is to describe the MPI process for approving and/or recognising Dairy Maintenance Compounds (DMC). The register of approved and recognised DMCs is maintained by MPI and accessible on the MPI food safety website
The Procedure for Approval or Recognition of Dairy Maintenance Compounds describes the MPI process for approving novel technologies including alternative premises and equipment designs for use on, in or at farm dairies.
Experience tells us that contamination of manufactured foods typically occurs during the
manufacture process. That is, from the processing environment, or from inadequate process
control. Therefore, effective management of pathogens can be achieved by controlling
pathogens in the process environment, and by ensuring appropriate process controls. This
document provides guidance to manufacturers for pathogen management. For some food
industries a pathogen management plan is a regulatory requirement. For others, it is not
mandatory, but all manufacturers are strongly encouraged to adopt these useful principles
for ensuring food safety
NZFSA Dairy has Approved Criteria under the Animal Products Act which
Recognised Agencies and Persons within those agencies must comply with before
they can be recognised by NZFSA to provide evaluation and verification services to
the New Zealand Dairy Industry
Criteria relating to the design and construction of Dairy Premises and plant were originally
published by MAF within the documents DDM1A, DDM1B, DDM1C. The ownership of these
documents was then transferred to MQM and the documents were renamed as MQD1A, MQD1B, MQD1C.
This document provides guidance and examples for each of the clauses in the Animal Products (Dairy Risk Management Programme Specifications) Notice 2005 relevant to significant amendments
This guideline is designed to provide dairy product manufacturers, heat treatment validators,
TPA/NZFSA evaluators and verifiers with information to assist in complying and assessing compliance with NZFSA Standard D121.1 Dairy Heat Treatments.
This guideline is designed to provide risk management programme operators, dairy product
manufacturers, Recognised Agency evaluators and verifiers, IVP samplers and laboratories with information to assist in complying and assessing compliance with clause 29 of the Animal Products (Dairy Processing Specifications) Notice 2006, and clause 27 and Appendix Two of DPC3: Animal Products (Dairy) Approved Criteria for the Manufacture of Dairy Material and Products
This guideline is provided to assist the Recognised Agencies (RAs) to perform Loadout checks on export consignments of dairy material and dairy product. Additionally it serves to reiterate the obligations of Exporters of Dairy Material and Dairy Product to the EU as
prescribed in section 2.1 of the European Union, Animal Products: Overseas Market Access Requirements.
This guideline sets out a process for assessing disposition options for dairy material or dairy product manufactured from raw milk which contained, or may have contained, residues of an inhibitory substance, veterinary medicine or agricultural compound.
It is important that milk and milk products offered for sale do not contain residues at levels that exceed allowable maximum residue limits (MRL). Accordingly NZFSA specifications require that risk management programmes (RMP’s) must ensure that intervention occurs when they become aware of residues above the maximum residue limit (MRL), or suspect that the dairy material may contain residues above the MRL.
What's involved when export containers of dairy product issued an NZFSA official assurance are officially opened prior to export by NZ Customs officers.