Proposed Listeria testing procedures for dual operator butchers' risk management programme template

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Contact: Animal products team

UPDATE – 13 APRIL 2018

Final version released

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has issued the final version of Attachment V, which details Listeria testing procedures for wholesale butchers who sell ready-to-eat animal products for consumption by vulnerable populations.

MPI received no submissions on the draft attachment during the consultation, which ran from 23 March 2018 to 6 April 2018.

Background to consultation

The Animal Products Notice: Specifications for Products Intended for Human Consumption 2016 introduced requirements for the management of Listeria monocytogenes (Listeria) for dual operator butchers. The requirements affect butchers wholesaling certain ready-to-eat animal products to vulnerable populations, who may need a Listeria testing programme.

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) developed Listeria testing procedures (Attachment V) to help dual operator butchers meet these requirements. Attachment V is intended to be completed by butchers and incorporated into their Risk Management Programme Template for Dual Operator Butchers (DOB RMP Template).

In the upcoming months, MPI intends to update and review the current DOB RMP Template, and Attachment V has been included as part of this process.

MPI sought your feedback on the proposed Attachment V. The consultation ran from 23 March 2018 to 6 April 2018.

Consultation document 

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