Proposed Operational Code: Processing of Seafood Products
UPDATE – 31 May 2019
Final operational code issued
Processing of Seafood Products – Operational Code [PDF, 2.5 MB]
- Summary of submissions [PDF, 435 KB]
The Operational Code: Processing of Seafood Products was developed to assist seafood processors to meet the requirements of the Animal Products Act 1999. This Operational Code will replace Parts 1 and 2 of the Seafood Code of Practice (COP) that was introduced in 2011. The COP has been updated to:
- align with changes to the legislation
- combine existing parts into 1 document
- align its format with MPI’s standardised template.
The COP is being updated in stages. Work will commence updating Part 3 and the Risk Management Programme models once the updates to Parts 1 and 2 have been finalised.
Have your say
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) asked for your feedback on the draft Operational Code: Processing of Seafood Products. Additions to the existing COP were in red while any deletions had been removed.
MPI was particularly interested in your feedback on:
- whether you would prefer the mandatory requirements to be copied into the Operational Code (the approach used in the draft for consultation), or whether you'd prefer they be replaced with a link to the legal document that contains the mandatory requirements?
- the level of detail – is it appropriate?
- the technical aspects – are they correct?
- the procedures – are they practical and achievable?
- any areas that need more guidance.
- Draft Operational Code: Processing of Seafood Products [PDF, 3.5 MB]
Submissions closed at 5pm on 19 November 2018.
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