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

Closing Date:
Contact: Food and live animal assurance team

Have your say

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) wants 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 runs from 5 April to 3 May 2019.

Consultation documents

Related documents

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

What's being proposed?

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

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

It is proposed that:

  • a number of exemptions are removed as they are no longer required
  • The Codex Standard for Follow-up Formula (CODEX STAN 155-1987) is 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.

Making your submission

Email your feedback on the draft documents by 5pm on 3 May 2019 to

While we prefer email, you can post your submission to:

Consultation – Exemptions for Exported Food

Food and Live Animal Assurance Team
Ministry for Primary Industries
PO Box 2526
Wellington 6140
New Zealand.

What to include

Make sure you tell us in your submission:

  • the title of the consultation document
  • your name and title
  • your organisation's name (if you are submitting on behalf of an organisation, and whether your submission represents the whole organisation or a section of it)
  • your contact details (such as phone number, address, and email).

Submissions are public information

Note, that any submission you make becomes public information. People can ask for copies of submissions under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA). The OIA says we have to make submissions available unless we have a good reason for withholding it.  That is explained in sections 6 and 9 of the OIA.

Tell us if you think there are grounds to withhold specific information in your submission. Reasons might include that it's commercially sensitive or it's personal information. However, any decision MPI makes to withhold information can be reviewed by the Ombudsman, who may tell us to release it.

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