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Source: Ministry for Primary Industries

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Contact: Food and live animal assurance team

Have your say

New Zealand Food Safety is proposing further amendments to the proposed Animal Products Notice: Export Requirements for Official Devices.

This notice was initially consulted on from 25 October until 6 December 2019.

Initial consultation on the official devices notice, including a summary of submissions

The latest amendments are to update the proposed requirements around the use of:

  • approved container seals and operator seals
  • carton strapping and plastic strap seals.

Consultation documents

Discussion document: Official devices [PDF, 489 KB]

Proposed Animal Products Notice: Export Requirements for Official Devices [PDF, 1.2 MB]

Related document

Options paper: Controls around container and operator seals [PDF, 760 KB] 

Making your submission

Email your feedback on the consultation document by 5pm on 31 July 2020 to

While we prefer email, you can post written submissions to:

Food and Live Animal Assurance Team
Assurance Directorate
New Zealand Food Safety
Ministry for Primary Industries
PO Box 2526
Wellington, 6140.

What to include

Make sure you tell us in your submission:

  • the title of the consultation document
  • your name and title
  • your organisation’s name (if you are submitting on behalf of an organisation, and whether your submission represents the whole organisation or a section of it)
  • your contact details (such as phone number, address, and email).

Submissions are public information

Note, that any submission you make becomes public information. People can ask for copies of submissions under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA). The OIA says we have to make submissions available unless we have good reasons for withholding them.  That is explained in sections 6 and 9 of the OIA.

Tell us if you think there are grounds to withhold specific information in your submission. Reasons might include that it’s commercially sensitive or it’s personal information. However, any decision MPI makes to withhold information can be reviewed by the Ombudsman, who may tell us to release it.

MPI may post all or parts of any written submission on its website. We’ll consider that you have consented to its publication, unless clearly stated otherwise in your submission.