Fees and charges for dairy processors

You may be required to pay for the services provided by MPI.


MPI recovers the costs of providing services to dairy processors. This covers important services, such as monitoring programmes for dairy products to ensure consumer safety, monitoring and management of systems performance, and developing and maintaining New Zealand standards.

This page covers the fees and levies charged to dairy processors with a risk management programme (RMP).

Find out more about the regulations governing MPI's fees and charges:

 If you import or export dairy products, read about the fees that may apply:

Dairy processor charges

MPI charges all dairy processors a levy for its services. The levy is based on the amount of raw milk solids the processor collects each financial year.

Levies for dairy processors

Levies

Charge
(excl GST)

Annual levy for small dairy processors (with a farm dairy RMP that collected up to 16,500 kg of raw milk solids in the last financial year)

$465

Annual levy for medium dairy processors (with a farm dairy RMP that collected between 16,500 kg and 491,000 kg of raw milk solids in the last financial year)

$930

Annual levy for large dairy processors (with a farm dairy RMP that collected more than 491,000 kg of raw milk solids in the last financial year)

Formula based on amount processed

Other fees and charges for processors

Other services you may need to pay for include:

  • registration of your risk management programme (RMP)
  • approval of your food safety programme (FSP).

 

Charge
(excl GST)

  • Approval services
  • Compliance and monitoring services

$155 per hour

  • Minor amendments to RMPs
  • Approval of maintenance compounds 
  • Other functions, powers or duties

$77.50 plus
$155 per hour after the first 30 minutes

  • Verification inspection and audits

$155 plus
$155 per hour after the first hour

  • Application for product disposition

$155 plus
$155 per hour after the first hour

See full details of the fees, charges and levies set out in New Zealand legislation:

Learn more about the regulations governing MPI's fees and charges.

Animal products levies

MPI runs a number of industry-wide programmes, such as the National Chemical Contaminants Programme (NCCP). Under the Animal Products Act 1999, operators are charged levies to cover this important work.

Find out more about these levies and the programmes:

Other charges

You may also need to pay for some other services, such as:

  • registering your RMP
  • approval of your FSP
  • charges related to exporting, such as registration and getting export certificates.

Learn more about charges for these services:

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