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

Closing Date:
Contact: Animal products team

UPDATE – 6 November 2019

This consultation closed on 27 May 2019.

The new Notice will come into force on 2 December 2019. It revokes and replaces the current 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 products for human consumption under the Animal Products Act 1999. The current Notice required technical updates and an overhaul in structure.

MPI has also released a summary of submissions received during the consultation and clause by clause reference between the current specifications and the specifications coming into effect on 2 December 2019.

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 required technical updates and an overhaul in structure.

Have your say

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

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

Consultation documents

To help you follow our proposed changes, one version of the draft Notice had 'track changes' so you could 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

Submissions closed at 5pm on 27 May 2019.

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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