Specified Foods for Human Consumption Containing Animal Products

Closing Date:
Telephone: +64 4 894 0304

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), New Zealand has developed a provisional version of an import health standard for Specified Foods for Human Consumption Containing Animal Products (EDIPROIC.GEN).

This provisional version of the import health standard is being made available to persons consulted under section 23(3)(b) of the Biosecurity Act 1993.

Release of provisional version of IHS

The provisional version of the import health standard for Specified Foods for Human Consumption Containing Animal Products (EDIPROIC.GEN) can be viewed at the following link:

The Review of Submissions on the initial draft of the import health standard for Specified Foods for Human Consumption Containing Animal Products (EDIPROIC.GEN) can be viewed at the following link:

The Risk Management Proposal for Specific Foods for Human Consumption Containing Animal Products can be viewed at the following link:

WTO notification - G/SPS/N/NZL/502 [PDF, 29 KB]

A person consulted under section 23(3)(b), and that made a submission has 10 working days from the date this notification is sent o notify the Director-General of MPI if they intend to request an independent review in accordance with the Biosecurity (Process for Establishing Independent Review Panel) Notice 2012 (“the Gazette Notice”) published in the New Zealand Gazette on 22November, 2012 on page 4051 for the purposes of section 24 of the Biosecurity Act.

A person seeking a review must be eligible to do so under the Gazette Notice. The Gazette Notice can be viewed at the following website: Independent review under section 24

If no person notifies the Director-General of an intention to request an independent review by August 14, this import health standard will be issued on August 20.

When the import health standard is issued a further notification will be distributed via this mailing group.

Who to contact

Any questions relating to this import health standard can be directed to the following address:

Animal Imports
Animal & Animal Products Directorate
Regulation and Assurance
Ministry for Primary Industries, New Zealand
PO Box 2526
25 The Terrace
Wellington
NEW ZEALAND

Email: animalimports@mpi.govt.nz

Phone: +64 4 894 0304
Fax: +64 4 894 0733

Original consultation

The New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is consulting with interested parties in accordance with section 23 of the Biosecurity Act 1993 (the Act) and MPI’s consultation policy before issuing or amending (other than of minor/urgent nature) import health standards (IHS) under sections 24A and 24B of the Act. An IHS specifies import requirements that must be met either in the country of origin or of export, or during transit, before biosecurity clearance can be given for the goods to enter New Zealand. MPI must ensure that these requirements are technically justified and provide an appropriate level of biosecurity protection.

The following draft documents have been issued for public consultation and comment:

  • Draft Import Health Standard for Specified Foods for Human Consumption Containing Animal Products
  • Draft Risk Management Proposal for Import Health Standard for Specified Foods for Human Consumption Containing Animal Products

Comments on these draft documents should be forwarded to MPI by close of business on May 01, 2014. MPI encourages respondents to forward comments electronically to the email address below. However, should you wish to forward submissions in writing, please send them to the address that follows:

Animal Imports: Specified Foods for Human Consumption Containing Animal Products Consultation
Animal & Animal Products Directorate
Standards Branch
Ministry for Primary Industries
PO Box 2526
Wellington
New Zealand

Fax: +64 4 894 0733
Email: animalimports@mpi.govt.nz

Submissions received by the closure date will be considered for the final issue of this import health standard. Submissions received after the closure date may be held on file for consideration when the issued standard is next revised/reviewed.

Please note that your submission is public information. Submissions may be the subject of requests for information under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA). The OIA specifies that information is to be made available to requesters unless there are sufficient grounds for withholding it, as set out in the OIA. Submitters may wish to indicate grounds for withholding specific information contained in their submission, such as the information is commercially sensitive or they wish personal information to be withheld. Any decision to withhold information requested under the OIA is reviewable by the Ombudsman.

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