Consolidated and revised notice exempting food for export from domestic compositional requirements

Closing Date:
Contact: Food and live animal assurance team

UPDATE – 17 MAY 2019

New Notice issued

The consultation closed on 3 May 2019. A new Notice came into effect on 17 May 2019:

Food Notice: Food for Export – Exemptions from Domestic Compositional Requirements [PDF, 774 KB]

It revokes and replaces the following notices:

  • Animal Products (Glycerol Esters of Fatty Acids in Milk and Cream Based Formulations – Food Standards Exemption) Notice 2007
  • Animal Products Notice: Dairy Products – Food Standards Exemption – 6 December 2017
  • Food Notice: Food Standards Exemption Fonterra Limited – 7 November 2018
  • Food Notice: Dairy Based Products – Food Standards Exemption No. 5 – 20 November 2018

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has also released a summary of submissions received during the consultation. 

Summary of submissions [PDF, 292 KB] 

Consultation background

MPI sought your feedback on a proposed consolidation and update of these 4 notices:

  • Animal Products (Glycerol Esters of Fatty Acids in Milk and Cream Based Formulations – Food Standards Exemption) Notice 2007
  • Animal Products Notice: Dairy Products – Food Standards Exemption – 6 December 2017
  • Food Notice: Food Standards Exemption Fonterra Limited – 7 November 2018
  • Food Notice: Dairy Based Products – Food Standards Exemption No. 5 – 20 November 2018

The consultation ran from 5 April to 3 May 2019.

Consultation documents

Related documents

Codex Standard for Follow-up Formula (CODEX STAN 156-1987)

What was proposed?

The proposed consolidation aimed to assist exporters to identify all compositional exemptions that are granted for specific food products and markets. 

The structure of the document was altered to assist clarity and reflect the requirement, under the Food Act 2014, that exemptions granted by the Notice are specific to a particular food and market. 

It was proposed that:

  • a number of exemptions were removed as they were no longer required
  • the Codex Standard for Follow-up Formula (CODEX STAN 155-1987) was incorporated by reference into the Food Notice: Exemptions from Domestic Compositional Requirements.
  • record-keeping requirements, currently in the Food Notice: Dairy Based Products – Food Standards Exemption, apply to all exemptions granted under the proposed Notice.

Submissions closed at 5pm on 3 May 2019.

Submissions are public information

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