What's new – Food regulation

This page lists important updates relevant to the Food regulation section of the MAF Food Safety website. Items are displayed in date order, with the most recent listed first.

13 November 2017

  • New: Action required: Changes to subscriptions


    We are moving our foodsafety.govt.nz notification system to MPI.govt.nz. If you want to continue receiving notifications from MPI, you will need to subscribe on our new website.


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    You need subscribe to MPI by 1 December. From 2 December, we will stop sending notifications from foodsafety.govt.nz.



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28 September 2017

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26 January 2016

  • New Consultation: Proposed changes to Animal Products Act Cost Recovery

    The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is seeking feedback from interested parties on 4 proposed changes to its cost recovery arrangements under the Animal Products (Dairy Industry Fees, Charges and Levies) Regulations 2015 and the Animal Products (Fees, Charges and Levies) Regulations 2007.

    The proposed changes in the consultation document are:
    -the introduction of new cost recovery arrangements to support new requirements for the sale of raw milk to consumers
    -an amendment to clarify that MPI is able to charge for issuing export declarations for all types of infant formula products
    -an amendment to correct (reduce) export levies for certain birds
    -an amendment that provides the Director-General with greater flexibility to reduce the required reporting frequency of animal processing numbers if appropriate.

    We are sending you this email because your business may be impacted by the suggested changes. Please share this email with anyone else who might be interested.