Proposed Animal Products Notice: Specifications for Products Intended for Human Consumption
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:
- For the consolidated parts of the Notice, are the requirements still clear for each sector?
- Are the requirements clear for harvesting wild birds?
- Are there any corrections needed for any content of the Notice?
- What else could be included in the Notice?
- Are more guidance boxes needed? If so, where?
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 with track changes
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]
Making your submission
Email your feedback on the draft Notice by 5pm on 27 May 2019 to email@example.com
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
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.
We're making improvements to our feedback form and it's temporarily unavailable.
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