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:
The notice exempts specified products from the Animal Products Contaminant Specifications for specified levels of contaminants for export to countries listed in the notice.
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 set exogenous contaminant specifications for animal material and animal products intended for human consumption.
- Animal Products (Export Requirements for Branding, Marking and Security Devices) Notice 2012 [PDF, 77 KB]
- Approval Notice Amending Carton Seals and Intervention Seals [PDF, 32 KB]
- Animal Products - Official Devices: NZFSA Container Seals [PDF, 19 KB]
- Animal Products - Official Devices Programme: Interim Requirements, and Guidance for Operator Seal use [PDF, 23 KB]
The transport and wharves regulated control scheme notices have been revised to reflect new changes and the number of notices have been reduced from 3 to 2 by combining the requirements for transport and wharves (handling).
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
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.