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Find codes of practice (COPs), forms, guidelines, and notices relating to cold and dry stores.
Meat manuals and guidelines
Cold and dry stores – Code of practice
This code of practice (COP) has been developed by the New Zealand Food Safety Authority (now MPI), in consultation with an industry working group, to assist store operators meet the requirements of the Animal Products Act 1999 and to ensure that animal products processed and/or stored in their premises are fit for their intended purpose. In particular, it provides guidance for meeting the requirements for the development, registration and implementation of risk management programmes (RMP).
- Code of practice for cold and dry stores part 4: RMP template [PDF, 420 KB]
- Approval for the Code of Practice for Cold and Dry Stores [PDF, 66 KB]
- Code of practice for cold and dry stores part 3: HACCP application, and the identification and control of other risk factors [PDF, 148 KB]
- Code of practice for cold and dry stores part 1: Overview [PDF, 101 KB]
This code of practice (COP) has been developed by the New Zealand Food Safety Authority (now MPI), in consultation with an industry working group, to assist store operators meet the requirements of the Animal Products Act 1999 and produce products for human or animal consumption that are fit for their intended purpose.
This Part of the Code of Practice (COP) has been developed by the New Zealand Food
Safety Authority (NZFSA), in consultation with an industry working group, to provide
guidance on the application of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) principles
to the storage of animal products, including dairy. It also covers the identification and control
of risk factors related to the wholesomeness and labelling of animal products.
Section 12 (3A) of the Animal Products Act 1999 allows for a risk management programme
(RMP) to be based on a code of practice (COP), a template, or a model if in the view of the
Director-General it is valid and appropriate for businesses of that kind.
Register a Company Coordinator for E-cert - AP26 Application Form.
Manuals and guidelines
Pursuant to clause 9 of the Animal Products (Dairy Processing Specifications) Notice 2006, I, Carol Barnao, Director (Standards) issue the “DPC 4: Animal Products (Dairy): Approved Criteria for Storage and Transportation of Dairy Material and Products” for the purpose[s] of-
(1) Setting out additional criteria for the general dairy processing of dairy material or dairy products that are valid and appropriate requirements against which to assess such operations.
(2) The criteria in this document are to be used by recognised agencies and persons when evaluating or verifying a risk management programme covering dairy processing activities unless alternative criteria have been recognised as valid and appropriate, and approved.
Specifications and Notices
Amendments to the dairy official assurances framework (MPI Discussion Paper No: 2016/06)
Specifies requirements for dairy products and the processing of dairy material including requirements for RMPs.
Animal product operators (with specified exceptions) are required to implement and maintain, site specific, risk organism response plans.
This notice specifies the export requirements that must be met by exporters of infant formula products and formulated supplementary foods for young children in order for their products to be eligible for export.