Proposed Animal Products Notice: Specifications for Products Intended for Human Consumption

Closing Date:
Contact: Animal products team

Background

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 current Notice requires technical updates and an overhaul in structure.

Download the current Notice [PDF, 2.7 MB]

Have your say

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has drafted a new Notice and associated forms and wants your feedback. We're particularly interested in your answers to these questions:

  1. For the consolidated parts of the Notice, are the requirements still clear for each sector?
  2. Are the requirements clear for harvesting wild birds?
  3. Are there any corrections needed for any content of the Notice?
  4. What else could be included in the Notice?
  5. Are more guidance boxes needed? If so, where?

Consultation documents

To help you follow our proposed changes, one version of the draft Notice has 'track changes' so you can more easily see the amendments.

Draft Notice

Draft Animal Products Notice: Specifications for Products Intended for Human Consumption [PDF, 2.3 MB]

Draft Notice with track changes

Draft Animal Products Notice: Specifications for Products Intended for Human Consumption (changes tracked) [PDF, 2.5 MB]

Discussion document

Discussion Document on Review of Specifications for Products Intended for Human Consumption [PDF, 397 KB]

Reference documents

Details of proposed amendments to the Notice and the reasons for the changes [PDF, 761 KB]

Quick reference table for the old and new clause numbering [PDF, 468 KB]

Supplier statements

Draft fish supplier statement [PDF, 68 KB]

Draft poison use statement [PDF, 258 KB]

Draft game estate supplier statement [PDF, 285 KB]

Draft poultry supplier statement [PDF, 67 KB]

Draft supply of farmed mammals which have become feral and then killed [PDF, 290 KB]

Draft supplier statement for the supply of wild birds [PDF, 92 KB]

Making your submission

Email your feedback on the draft Notice by 5pm on 27 May 2019 to animal.products@mpi.govt.nz

A template is available to help you complete your submission.

Submissions template [DOCX, 200 KB]

While we prefer email, you can post written submissions to:

Human Consumption Specifications Submission
Ministry for Primary Industries
PO Box 2526
Wellington 6140
New Zealand.

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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