Review of the Campylobacter regulatory limits for meat chickens

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Contact: Animal products team

Have your say

There are 3 regulatory limits for Campylobacter established in the Poultry National Microbiological Database Programme, which are specified in the Animal Products (Specifications for National Microbiological Database Programme) Notice 2018.

We're reviewing these regulatory limits for Campylobacter that apply to meat chickens for poultry operators. 

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) invites you to comment on the discussion paper: Review of the Campylobacter regulatory limits for meat chickens.

We're particularly interested in comments on section 4 of the paper that covers options for identification and assessment.

Discussion paper

Review of the Campylobacter regulatory limits for meat chickens [PDF, 1.3 MB]

Related document

Animal Products (Specifications for National Microbiological Database Programme) Notice 2018 [PDF, 1.2 MB]

Making your submission

Send us your comments on the discussion paper by 5pm on 1 August 2019.

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

We encourage you to use the submission template. This will also help us analyse submissions.

Submission template [DOCX, 71 KB]

While we prefer email, you can post written submissions to:

Consultation – Review of Campylobacter regulatory limits
Food Regulation
Ministry for Primary Industries
PO Box 2526
Wellington 6140
New Zealand.

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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