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Source: Ministry for Primary Industries

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Contact: Food assurance

Have your say

New Zealand Food Safety (NZFS) is proposing an update to the verification requirements for bee product
processors requiring risk management programmes as detailed in the Animal Products Notice: Export Verification

The proposed changes are related to:

  • raising the ceiling verification step from step 6 (6-monthly) to step 7 (annually)
  • introducing off-site verification at step 6 where the verifier determines it appropriate
  • verification requirements related to COVID-19. These changes are intended to assist in futureproofing verification requirements against potential impacts of COVID-19.

Full details are in the consultation documents.

Consultation documents

Draft Animal Products Notice: Export Verification Requirements [PDF, 389 KB]

Draft guidance to the Animal Products Notice: Export Verification Requirements (bee product processors requiring an RMP) [PDF, 263 KB]

Discussion document: Amendments to the Animal Products Notice Export Verification Requirements [PDF, 243 KB]

Making your submission

Email your submission to   

We encourage you to use the submissions template in the consultation document.

The consultation closes on 27 November 2020 at 5pm. 

While we prefer email, you can post your submission to:  

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

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 a good reason for withholding it.  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.