Animal Products Act Notices
The Act gives MPI the power to issue notices. Notices cover a range of legal requirements for businesses producing, processing, selling, storing, transporting, importing, and exporting animal and dairy products.
The Notices are listed in alphabetical order. Use the filter to help you locate a Notice.
One Notice is available only on the New Zealand Legislation website:
The purpose of this Notice is to facilitate market access and safeguard assurances provided by New Zealand by setting out general requirements that must be met in order for honey and other bee products to be eligible for export. In particular, this Notice specifies the following:
a) requirements for ensuring that bee products meet market access requirements; and
b) requirements for ensuring traceability through the export supply chain; and
c) definition for monofloral and multifloral mānuka honey and associated requirements.
Animal Products Notice: Ante-mortem and Post-mortem examination of Mammals, Ostrich and Emu Intended for Human Consumption is being issued and will replace the current Animal Products (Ante-mortem and Post-mortem examination of Mammals, Ostrich and Emu Intended for Human Consumption) Notice 2006.
Specifies requirements for dairy products and the processing of dairy material including requirements for RMPs.
For animal products intended for export to the EU, primary processors must source animals from suppliers compliant with the On-Farm and Stock Saleyard Verification regulated control scheme.
The Dairy Industry (Food Act 1981) Exemption Order exempted export dairy products from New Zealand labelling requirements.
Requirements for animal products and material intended for export, to meet the Official Assurance Specifications.
Provides for an alternative meat inspection programme that allows competent company employees to undertake inspection to identify non-food safety conditions.
Approval and requirements for post-mortem inspection trials in slaughter operations intended to be eligible for countries requiring official inspection.
Requirements for inspection agencies carrying out ante- and postmortem inspection of animal material and products exported with official assurances.
Specifies requirements that must be met in relation to dairy products intended for export.
Requirements for the use, manufacture, supply and security of official devices and operator container seals for export animal products and animal material
Game estate animals intended for human consumption and/or export as wild game must meet the harvesting and processing requirements specified in this notice
Requirements to export fish product with an official assurance and processors of fish product for export with an official assurance.
Exempts milk and cream based products for export to specified countries from the requirements of food standards issued under Part 2A of the Food Act 1981.
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