Meat and game processing legislation
Legislation relating to meat and game processing food safety in New Zealand, including specifications, notices, and standards.
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Specifications and Notices
Requirements for animal products and material intended for export, to meet the Official Assurance Specifications.
For the purposes of safeguarding assurances provided by New Zealand, this notice sets verification requirements and frequencies in relation to animal products for export.
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).
Wild pigs from a restricted procurement area for processing for human consumption are subject to the requirements in this notice.
The prime purpose of this Notice is establishing a regulated control scheme for the control of specified substances in food producing animals, which is necessary or desirable to meet overseas market access requirements that have been notified or made available under section 60 of the Act.
This document contains provisions for a partial waiver on the following levies payable under the Animal Products (Fees, Charges, and Levies) Regulations 2007.
a) annual levy for hides and skins processors
b) annual levy for dual operator butchers
Animals might have to be tested for residue levels if an injection site lesion is detected at post mortem examination.
Section 20(3)(a) of the Animal Products Act 1999 (“the Act”) empowers the Director-General of MPI to waive or modify the requirement that an application to register a risk management programme must be accompanied by an independent evaluation report where the proposed programme is fully based on a template, model or code of practice approved under section 12(3A) of the Act.