Proposed changes to an animal products notice on specifications for the ante-mortem and post-mortem examination of poultry for human or animal consumption

Closing Date:
Contact: Animal products team

About this consultation

New Zealand Food Safety is consulting on a draft amendment Animal Products Notice:

  • Specifications for the Ante-Mortem and Post-Mortem Examination of Poultry Intended for Human or Animal Consumption.

The notice applies to operators and other specified persons supplying and carrying out the primary processing of poultry and poultry material for human or animal consumption, under the Animal Products Act 1999.

We want your feedback about the proposed changes. Submissions close on 5 August 2020.

The notices that were reviewed

The current notices required technical updates and a review of their structures. Changes in the draft amendment notice reflect the updates.

Specifications for the Ante-Mortem and Post-Mortem Examination of Poultry Intended for Human or Animal Consumption 2005 [PDF, 143 KB]

Amendment Notice (2005) [PDF, 56 KB]

Consultation documents

Draft Animal Products Notice: Specifications for the Ante-Mortem and Post-Mortem Examination of Poultry Intended for Human or Animal Consumption [PDF, 505 KB]

We've also prepared the existing 2005 notice with the proposed changes tracked so you can more easily see what we are planning to amend.

Draft notice with track changes [PDF, 776 KB]

Discussion document

Review of Specifications for the Ante-Mortem and Post-Mortem Examination of Poultry Intended for Human or Animal Consumption Animal Products Notice [PDF, 438 KB]

Reference documents

Details of proposed amendments to the notice and the reasons for the changes [PDF, 938 KB]

Quick reference table for the old and new clause numbering [PDF, 548 KB]

Making your submission

Submissions close at 5pm on 5 August 2020. We encourage you to use the submissions template.

Submission template [DOCX, 195 KB]

Email your submission to animal.products@mpi.govt.nz

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

Poultry AMPM Spec Submission
Food Regulation
Ministry for Primary Industries
PO Box 2526
Wellington 6140.

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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