Animal Products Act Notices
The Act gives MPI the power to issue notices. Notices cover a range of legal requirements for businesses producing, processing, selling, storing, transporting, importing, and exporting animal and dairy products.
The Notices are listed in alphabetical order. Use the filter to help you locate a Notice.
One Notice is available only on the New Zealand Legislation website:
Section 20(3)(a) of the Animal Products Act 1999 (“the Act”) empowers the Director-General of MPI to waive or modify the requirement that an application to register a risk management programme must be accompanied by an independent evaluation report where the proposed programme is fully based on a template, model or code of practice approved under section 12(3A) of the Act.
This Notice specifies the requirements that must be met in order for dairy material and dairy products to be labelled as halal or obtained a halal certificate when exported.
Notice regarding list of common, Maori and scientific names of fish and seafood. These names are used on labels for food for human consumption.
Animal Products Notice: Contaminants Monitoring and Surveillance includes Recognised Laboratory Notice 2015 terms and updated sampling plan.
The Animal Products Notice - Specifications for Laboratories provides requirements for recognised laboratories under the Animal Products Act 1999.
This Notice specifies the general export requirements that are to be complied with in order for animal material and animal products to be eligible for export as halal. This Notice revokes and replaces the Animal Products Notice: General Export Requirements for Halal Animal Material and Halal Animal Products that was issued on 23 December 2016
Requirements for animal products and material intended for export, to meet the Official Assurance Specifications.
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.
Specifies requirements and procedures to recognise agencies and persons including competencies, qualifications, experience and performance standards.
The following notice is for the purpose of specifying requirements that must be met in relation to animal products intended for animal consumption.
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 document contains provisions for a partial waiver on the following levies payable under the Animal Products (Fees, Charges, and Levies) Regulations 2007.
a) annual levy for hides and skins processors
b) annual levy for dual operator butchers
Animals might have to be tested for residue levels if an injection site lesion is detected at post mortem examination.
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