Specifications and notices for dairy
The specifications and notices that apply to dairy manufacturers describe the outcomes all dairy processors must comply with.
Specifications and notices are made under the Animal Products Act (APA) 1999. These are the documents commonly used by dairy manufacturers.
Find out the requirements for dairy manufacturers, including for risk management programmes (RMPs), heat treatments, contamination and the Independent Verification Programme (IVP). Refer particularly to Part 5:
Non-conforming dairy products
Learn about the procedures and requirements for management of non-conforming dairy material and dairy product, which expand on regulation 5 of the Animal Products (Dairy) Regulations 2005:
Exemption from RMP evaluation
When you register a risk management programme (RMP), it may need to be evaluated by a recognised person before it can be registered with MPI.
If a recognised agency terminates a contract with a dairy operator, they must notify MPI in writing. Find out about this requirement:
- Animal Products (Requirement for Recognised Agencies to Notify of Termination of Contract) Notice 2008 [PDF, 63 KB]
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