MPI's food safety legislation for dairy products includes specifications, notices and standards.
For Acts and most Regulations and Orders, see the New Zealand Legislation website.
Specifications and notices
The purpose of this guideline is to assist operators to achieve compliance with regulatory
requirements for labelling of colostrum products
This guidance document provides clarification for dairy processors who undertake alkaline phosphatase testing as a quality control test.
This study was undertaken at the request of the New Zealand Food Safety Authority/Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry to update the raw milk cheese component of a previous study of human disease associated with raw milk and raw milk products, titled ‘A systematic review of the human disease evidence associated with the consumption of raw milk and raw milk cheeses’ (Jaros et al. 2008)
Amendments to the dairy official assurances framework (MPI Discussion Paper No: 2016/06)
MPI received 5 submissions on the proposed document. These submissions have been analysed in the following table. As a result of the consultation process, and where appropriate based on the analysis below, amendments have been made to the Notice. MPI would like to thank those parties who have taken the opportunity to comment on the proposal.
Specifies requirements for dairy products and the processing of dairy material including requirements for RMPs.
This document outlines the conditions for recognition of agencies and persons under the
Animal Products Act 1999 for the dairy industry. Recognised agencies include laboratories
and also persons who are recognised by NZFSA to perform evaluation and verification of
registered Risk Management Programmes for the dairy industry
The Dairy Industry (Food Act 1981) Exemption Order exempted export dairy products from New Zealand labelling requirements.
Specifies requirements that must be met in relation to dairy products intended for export.
Requirements for the use, manufacture, supply and security of official devices and operator container seals for export animal products and animal material
Exempts milk and cream based products for export to specified countries from the requirements of food standards issued under Part 2A of the Food Act 1981.
Sets the specifications and requirements relating to raw milk products to give effect to, and amplify, the Animal Products (Dairy) Regulations 2005.
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