Proposed update to guidance document on further processing: high-pressure processing

Closing Date:
Contact: Animal products team

Background to this consultation

Chapter 7 of the Further processing guidance document has been developed to assist processors of animal products (non-dairy) to meet the requirements of the Animal Products Act. The chapter is about high-pressure processing. It outlines aspects that processors of products subject to high-pressure processing should consider when developing and validating these processes, and when they commence routine processing. This guidance can also be used by recognised evaluators and verifiers when checking the adequacy of these processes. Once finalised, this chapter will be incorporated in the guidance document.

Have your say

The Ministry for Primary Industries has updated the chapter of the Further processing guidance document that deals with high-pressure processing and wants your feedback. We’re particularly interested in your answers to these questions:

  • Is the level of detail appropriate?
  • Are the technical aspects correct?
  • Are the procedures practical and achievable?
  • Are there areas that need more guidance?

Consultation document

(Draft) Further processing guidance document chapter 7: High-pressure processing [PDF, 1.3 MB]

Related document

Further processing guidance document [PDF, 1.1 MB]

Making a submission

Send us your feedback by 5pm on Monday 27 July 2020. We encourage you to use our submission template.

Submission template [DOCX, 36 KB]

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

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

HPP Guidance Document Submission
Food Regulation
Ministry for Primary Industries
PO Box 2526
Wellington 6140.

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