Honey and bee product documents on processing and sale regulations
Honey and bee product documents, including notices, standards, forms, and guidelines on processing honey, selling honey and honey regulations.
The New Zealand (Bee Product Warning Statements - Dietary Supplements) Food Standards 2002 continue the requirements that existed as mandatory standards in the New Zealand Food Standard 2001 for warning statements for products containing royal jelly, bee pollen and propolis when sold as dietary supplements.
This Food Standard provides compliance options for persons keeping bees, and extracting, packing or blending honey for sale for human consumption to ensure that the maximum level of tutin permitted in honey is not exceeded. This Standard revokes and replaces the Food (Tutin in Honey) Standard 2010 and Food (Tutin in Honey) Amendment Standard 2011.
Application Handbook – Amendment No. 5 - 2011
This notice specifies the requirements that must be followed in order to receive an official assurance to accompany exported animal material or animal products within the scope of the Animal Products Act 1999 (the Act).
This notice exempts certain exported honey and honey based products from the requirements of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code where those products will comply with the importing country’s requirements and the importing country requirements are sufficiently prescribed.
For the purposes of safeguarding assurances provided by New Zealand, this notice sets verification requirements and frequencies in relation to animal products for export.
Forms and Templates
Use this form if you are a secondary processor transferring bee products to another processor.
Use this form for every delivery of bee products you make to an extraction or processing premises for export purposes
Use this form if you are an RMP operator changing recognised agencies, or where an agreement with a recognised agency has been terminated.
This form is for beekeepers who wish to supply honey to a risk management programme (RMP) premises for the purpose of export to countries for which official assurances are required.
This is a revised version of the Animal Products Official Assurances Programme, which now excludes all parts of the previous programme that had been transferred over to the Animal Products (Official Assurances Specifications) Notice 2013.
This document guides you on how you may comply with the requirements of the Animal Products Notice: General Export Requirements for Bee Products
- Food Standard: Tutin in Honey [PDF, 116 KB]
This guide has been published to assist beekeepers, packers and exporters of honey to comply with the Food Standard: Tutin in Honey. The standard has been developed to ensure that dangerous levels of tutin do not occur in honey sold in New Zealand or exported.
Details the programme recognised agencies must apply verifiying export animal materials and products (does not apply to live animals or germplasm).
Requirements of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (the Code). There are additional requirements defined in the Fair Trading Act and Weights and Measures Regulations.