Campylobacter performance target limits

Closing Date:

MPI is looking for feedback on proposed options for Campylobacter performance target limits established as part of MPI’s routine monitoring of Campylobacter.

What’s being proposed?

MPI is consulting on the need for any change to the current limits used for Campylobacter performance targets by New Zealand poultry processors of broiler chicken.

In January 2013, MPI amended the Campylobacter performance target requirements for broiler chickens. MPI agreed to review this target after at least a year’s data had been collected so that seasonal variations in performance were considered.

The options outlined in the consultation include changes to Campylobacter performance targets, retaining current limits, introducing additional measures to assist businesses with meeting the performance targets, and ways to improve the performance of premises not meeting the targets.

Consultation document

Review of the Poultry NMD Programme’s Campylobacter Performance Target (CPT) Limit(s) [PDF, 1.2 MB]

Making a submission

Consultation on proposals for Campylobacter performance targets is open until 8 May 2015.

You can send your submission to MPI by email, post or hand delivery.

Email:

animal.products@mpi.govt.nz

Post:

Consultation: Campylobacter performance targets
Ministry for Primary Industries
PO Box 2526
Wellington 6140

Hand delivery:

Consultation: Campylobacter performance targets
Ministry for Primary Industries
Pastoral House
25 The Terrace
Wellington

Please note that your submission is public information. Submissions may be the subject of requests for information under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA). The OIA specifies that information is to be made available to requesters unless there are sufficient grounds for withholding it, as set out in the OIA. Submitters may wish to indicate grounds for withholding specific information contained in their submission, such as the information is commercially sensitive or they wish personal information to be withheld. Any decision to withhold information requested under the OIA is reviewable by the Ombudsman.

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