Specification and Notices
Find here the Specifications and Notices that apply to dairy manufacturers. They describe the outcomes that all dairy processors must comply with.
Specifications and notices are made under the Animal Products Act (APA) 1999. The documents linked below are commonly used by dairy manufacturers. For ease of use, they have been divided into different topics.
The following Notice set out requirements for dairy manufacturers including Risk Management Programmes (RMPs), heat treatments, contamination and the Independent Verification Programme (IVP). Refer particularly to Part 5 of the Notice.
Non-conforming dairy products
The following Notice sets out procedures and specifies requirements for the management of non-conforming dairy material and dairy product. It enlarges on regulation 5 of the Animal Products (Dairy) Regulations 2005.
Exemption from RMP evaluation
When you register a Rick Management Programme (RMP), it may require evaluation by a recognised person before it can be registered with MPI. If you operate an RMP-registered temporary storage facility for animal products intended for export and wish to amend your RMP to include dairy material or dairy product, then the following Notice exempts you from the evaluation process.
Recognised agencies and persons for dairy
Use this Notice to find out about the requirements to become or operate as a recgnised agency or person to perform verification of dairy operations. There are also specifications for category 2 laboratories, which test dairy product intended for sale in New Zealand and tests samples, including raw milk, for internal quality control purposes.
If a recognised agency terminates a contract with a dairy operator, then they must notify MPI in writing. The requirement is set out in the following Notice.
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