Cider, mead and fruit wine makers: Wine Standards Management Plan (WSMP)
To register your Wine Standards Management Plan (WSMP), send us your WA4 registration form, WSMP outline, and application fee.
Register a Wine Standards Management Plan (WSMP)
To register a WSMP you need to complete a WA4 registration form and send it to MPI, together with the application fee.
You also need to complete a WSMP outline and send it to MPI.
Outline of your cider, mead or fruit wine WSMP
When you complete a WSMP outline, you need to include the following:
- whether or not you are following an approved Code of Practice (COP)
- a nominated contact for your WSMP
- confirmation from the recognised agency that will undertake your annual verification
- administrative and legal information.
Code of Practice (COP) for fruit wine, cider, and mead WSMP
The WSMP COP for fruit wine, cider and mead outlines procedures and requirements to meet wine Standards. It includes guidance on how to manage your record-keeping requirements.
- Code of Practice (COP) for cider, mead and fruit wine WSMP [PDF, 271 KB]
- No independent evaluation report needed if you use approved WSMP Code of Practice (COP) [PDF, 60 KB]
- New Zealand Winegrowers’ WSMP Code of Practice (COP) approved [PDF, 71 KB]
It is not mandatory to follow the COP. If you choose not to follow the COP, you need to provide alternative documentation that has been independently evaluated to ensure your procedures meet WSMP requirements.
Generic Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) plan for fruit wine, cider, and mead
Your WSMP must document HACCP processing steps, and hazards and controls for making fruit wine, cider, and mead. You can follow the processing steps, hazards and their controls outlined in the generic HACCP application for production of fruit wine, cider, and mead.
If you carry out a process that is not covered by the generic HACCP plan, then you will need to develop an additional HACCP plan for that process.
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