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:
Requirements for inspection agencies carrying out ante- and postmortem inspection of animal material and products exported with official assurances.
Animal Products Notice: Raw Milk Products Specifications
The purpose of this Notice is to set exogenous contaminant specifications for animal material and animal products intended for human consumption.
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.
The Animal Products Notice: Specifications for Products Intended for Human Consumption applies to operators and other specified persons supplying and processing animal product for human consumption under the Animal Products Act 1999.
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
The following notice is for the purpose of specifying requirements that must be met in relation to animal products intended for animal consumption.
Animal Products Notice: Contaminants Monitoring and Surveillance includes Recognised Laboratory Notice 2015 terms and updated sampling plan.
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.
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
Specifies requirements and procedures to recognise agencies and persons including competencies, qualifications, experience and performance standards.
The Animal Products Notice - Specifications for Laboratories provides requirements for recognised laboratories under the Animal Products Act 1999.