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Proposals to Amend (No.2) the New Zealand (Maximum Residue limits of Agricultural Compounds) Food Standards 2013 5pm, 21 March 2014
Animal Products (Specifications for Products Intended for Human Consumption) Notice 2013 5pm, 17 December 2013
Imported Feed Commodities ACVM (Imported Feed Commodities) Notice 2013 5pm, 18 October 2013
Proposals to Amend the New Zealand (Maximum Residue Limits of Agricultural Compounds) Food Standards 2013
5pm, 7 October 2013
Review of the Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Council Policy Guideline on the Addition of Caffeine to Foods
6pm, 18 October 2013
Wine (Fruit Wine, Vegetable Wine, Mead, Wine Product, and Non-New Zealand Grape Wine - Export Requirements Exemption) Notice 2013
5pm, 18 October 2013
Options for Defining Monofloral Manuka Honey 5pm, 30 September 2013
Proposed Amendment to the New Zealand Food (Supplemented Food) Standard 2010
5pm, 29 August 2013
Changes to MPI's Guidance documents
5pm, 29 July 2013
Proposals to Amend the New Zealand (Maximum Residue Limits of Agricultural Compounds) Food Standards 2012 5pm 5 June 2013
Proposed Amendment to the Animal Products (Specifications for Products Intended for Human Consumption) Amendment Notice 2013 5pm 30 April 2013
Requirements and guidance templates project 5pm 20 April 2013
Dairy Export Official Assurances Charging for Use of Animal Products E-cert System 5pm 29 March 2013
Animal Products E-cert System Charging Formula 5pm 29 March 2013
How to Determine the Shelf-life and Date Marking of Food 5pm 31 January 2013
Transition from Milk Products E-cert to Animal Products E-cert 5pm 23 November 2012
Proposals to Amend (No.2) the New Zealand (Maximum Residue Limits of Agricultural Compounds) Food Standards 2012 5pm 26 October 2012
Proposals to Amend (No.1) the New Zealand (Maximum Residue Limits of Agricultural Compounds) Food Standards 2012 5pm 26 October 2012
Discussion Paper: Review of the Poultry NMD Programme's E. coli testing and Campylobacter Performance Target (CPT) Limits 5pm 19 October 2012
DRAFT Animal Products (Dairy Based Products - Food Standard Exemption) Notice 2012 5pm 21 September 2012
Fortification of Bread with Folic Acid 5pm 16 July 2012
Consultation on draft amendment. Post mortem examination procedures and proposed notices on changes to post mortem inspection requirements for export. 5pm 13 July 2012
Draft Animal Products (Contaminant Monitoring and Surveillance) Notice 2012 5pm 20 June 2012
Proposals to Amend (No. 2) the New Zealand (Maximum Residue Limits of Agricultural Compounds) Food Standards 2011 5pm 18 June 2012
Changes to the Regulatory Control of Hormonal Growth Promotants 5pm 12 June 2012
Future Controls on Printing Reduced Size Legend 5pm 18 May 2012
Proposed Animal Products (Regulated Control Scheme - Dairy Export Quota Products) Notice 2012 5pm 14 May 2012
Review of Bobby Calf and Caprine NMD Testing Requirements 5pm 23 March 2012
Consultation on Draft Amendment to Animal Status Declaration form 5pm 2 March 2012
Folic Acid Fortification: Extension to the commencement date 5pm 24 February 2012
Draft Amendment 16: Manual 16 - bovine post mortem inspection procedures
Draft bovine post mortem inspection procedures.
5pm, 16 December 2011
Draft Code of Practice: Processed Meats Part 4 - Section 11 + 12
Consultation on Draft COP Processed Meats Part 4 - Section 11 HACCP application for manfacture of beef jerky and section 12 HACCP application for manufacture of raw meat patties.
5pm, 16 December 2011
Data Protection for Agricultural Compounds 2011/10
Data Protection for Agricultural Compounds - MAF Discussion Paper No: 2011/10
5pm, 15 December 2011
Proposals for continuing to legally provide for farm gate sales of raw drinking milk
The discussion document outlines a range of options developed by MAF that would provide for farm gate sales of raw drinking milk and would address interpretation and enforcement issues with the current legislation. MAF is seeking submissions from all interested parties on the options set out in this paper. Paper No: 2011/11
5pm, 5 December 2011
Draft Code Of Practice: Pet Food Processing, Part 1: Overview
Redevelopment of Code of Practice: Pet Food Processing; Consultation on Draft Code of Practice: Pet Food Processing, Part 1: Overview
5pm, 25 November 2011
Proposed Amendment of Export Notices to incorporate Live Animals and Germplasm
Proposed amendments to; Animal Products (Official Assurances Specification) Notice 2005, Animal Products (Recognised Agencies and Person Specifications) Notice 2007, Animal Products (Export Approved Premises) Notice 2006, Animal Products (Export Verification Requirements) Notice 2009.
5pm, 31 October 2011
Changes to the Regulatory Control of Hormonal Growth Promotants (HGP)
MAF is interested in comments regarding the proposal to mandate the fitting of a tamperproof Radio Frequency Identification Device (RFID) tag at the time animals are implanted with a Hormonal Growth Promotant (HGP).
5pm, 14 October 2011
Draft Guidance for the Control of Listeria monocytogenes in Ready-To-Eat Foods
The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) has developed a series of guidance documents, Guidance for the control of Listeria monocytogenes in ready-to-eat foods.
5pm, 19 August 2011
Bovine post mortem examination procedures
MAF Standards is currently reviewing New Zealand bovine post mortem examination procedures.
5pm, 22 July 2011
Animal Products (Official Assurances Specifications - Dairy products)
Animal Products (Official Assurances Specifications - Dairy Products) Amendment Notice 2011
5pm, 15 July 2011
High pressure processing
Draft further processing section; high pressure processing
5pm, 14 July 2011
Amendment to the MRL Food Standards 2011
Proposals to Amend (No. 1) the New Zealand (Maximum Residue Limits of Agricultural Compounds) Food Standards 2011
5pm, 1 July 2011
GRAS register
Proposal to add substances to GRAS register
5pm, 23 June 2011
Amendment to the IS 5 Slaughter and Dressing
Draft Amendment 6: Industry Standard/Industry Agreed Standard 5
5pm, 17 June 2011
Campylobacter Performance Target (Phase 1)
Proposed Changes to the Campylobacter Performance Target (Phase 1)
5pm, 17 June 2011
Recognised Wine Laboratories
Wine (Laboratories Recognised for Export Testing) Notice 2011 & Notice of direction
5pm, 10 June 2011
Amendment to Tutin Standard
Proposed amendment the Food (Tutin in Honey) Standard 2010
5pm, 12 May 2011
Draft Code of Practice for Fruit Wine, Cider, Mead, Version 2
Version 2 - Code of Practice for Fruit Wine, Cider, Mead (Code of Practice)
5pm, 29 April 2011
NMD Programme Notice 2011
Proposals to Amend Animal Products (National Microbiological Database Specifications) Notice 2011
5pm, 19 January 2011
Maximum Residue Limits of Agricultural Compounds Food Standards 2010 - Amend (No. 2)
Proposals to Amend (No. 2) the New Zealand (Maximum Residue Limits of Agricultural Compounds) Food Standards 2010: NZFSA Discussion paper series; 08/10
5pm, 13 December 2010
Wine (Recognised Agencies and Persons) Notice 2007
Proposals to Amend Wine (Recognised Agencies and Persons) Notice 2007
5pm, 10 December 2010
Proposal to issue a revised Tutin Standard
Proposal to issue the Food (Tutin in Honey) Standard 2010, Food (Tutin in Honey) Standard 2010, Compliance Guide to the Food (Tutin in Honey) Standard 2010.
5pm, 12 November 2010
Post-mortem examination of sheep/goats and lamb
Draft amendment to post-mortem examination of sheep/goats and lambs (hands-off examination) and implementation procedure..
5pm, 29 October 2010
Salmonella sampling in the Porcine NMD
Review of Porcine Carcass Salmonella Testing
5pm, 10 September 2010
Maximum Residue Limits of Agricultural Compounds Food Standards 2010
Proposals to Amend the New Zealand (Maximum Residue Limits of Agricultural Compounds) Food Standards 2010
5pm, 4 August 2010
Review of Tutin Standard
Review of the Food (Tutin in Honey) Standard 2008
5pm, 30 July 2010
Poultry COP
Draft COP Processing of Poultry Part 2: Good Manufacturing Chapter 2 Repairs and Maintenance
5pm, 23 July 2010
RCS Wharves
Proposed amendment to the Animal Products (Regulated Control Scheme - Handling of Animal Products and Animal Material at Wharves) Notice 2009. 
5pm, 9 July 2010
Single Use Permit for Prescribed Foods
Application Form: Single Use Permit for Prescribed Foods (foods of regulatory interest) 
5pm, 14 May 2010
Hands-off lamb post-mortem examination and implementation
Draft amendments to Post-mortem Examination of Lamb (Hands-off Lamb Examination) and Implementation Procedure
5pm, 21 May 2010
Slaughter and dressing - Amendment 5 to industry agreed standard 5
Draft Amendment 5 to Industry Standard / Industry Agreed Standard 5 - Slaughter and Dressing
5pm, 05 March 2010
Maximum Residue Limits of Agricultural Compounds: Food Standards 2009
Proposals to Amend the New Zealand (Maximum Residue Limits of Agricultural Compounds) Food Standards 2009 - NZFSA Public Discussion Paper 01/09
5pm, 22 February 2010
Proposals for Recognised Agencies and Persons
Proposals relating to recognised agencies and persons under the Animal Products Act 199, the Wine Act 2003 and the Agriculture Compounds and Veterinary Medicines Act 1997.
5pm, 18 February 2010
Domestic Food Review - Transition and Implementation
Domestic Food Review - Transition and Implementation Discussion Paper - NZFSA Discussion Document; No.12/09
5pm, 12 February 2010
Proposals to amend the ACVM Act 1997
Proposals to amend the Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines Act 1997 - Government's Regulatory Reform Agenda - NZFSA Discussion Document: No.13/09
5pm, 26 January 2010
Dairy Approved Criteria
DRAFT Animal Products (Dairy) Approved Criteria for Recognition of Agencies and Persons
5pm, 18 December 2009
Processing of Edible Sheep and Lamb Casings
Draft Generic RMP Model for the Processing of Edible Sheep and Lamb Casings (and accompanying Technical Annex)
5pm, 11 December 2009
Cold and Dry Stores
Memorandum - Upcoming amendment to the Code of Practice for Cold and Dry Stores
5pm, 27 November 2009
Review of IAIS Listeria Circular
Review of IAIS 003.9 Listeria Circular - Management of Listeria monocytogenes in long shelf-life ready-to-eat seafood Seafood Industry - Discussion Document
5pm, 20 November 2009
Changes to the ACVM Regulations 2001
Implementation of the ACVM Act: changes to the ACVM Regulations 2001 - NZFSA Public Discussion Paper; no. 09/09
5pm, 30 October 2009
Production of processed meats
Draft production of processed meats code of practice
5pm, 6 November 2009
Animal products transport & wharf handling
Proposed Animal Products Regulated Control Schemes for Transport, and Wharf Handling of Export Products
5pm, 16 October 2009
Red meat at stalls
Proposed Template Food Safety Programme: Sale of Pre-packaged Red Meat at Stalls - NZFSA Discussion Paper; no. 06/09
5pm, 28 September 2009
Maximum Residue Limits of Agricultural Compounds: Food Standards 2009
Proposals to Amend the New Zealand (Maximum Residue Limits of Agricultural Compounds) Food Standards 2009 - NZFSA Public Discussion Paper 08/09
5pm, 28 September 2009
NZ Codex Strategy
New Zealand's Strategic Objectives in Codex
4pm, 18 September 2009
Data Protection for Agricultural Compounds
Data Protection for Agricultural Compounds - NZFSA Public Discussion Paper No 07/09
5pm, 12 September 2009
Poultry: Hygiene and Sanitation
Draft Poultry Code of Practice - Hygiene and Sanitation Part 2 - Chapter 3
5pm, 28 August 2009
Slaughter and Dressing of Pigs
Draft Generic RMP Model for the Slaughter and Dressing of Pigs
5pm, 28 August 2009
Risk Organism Preparedness and Response
Draft Animal Products Industry Guidelines for Risk Organism Preparedness and Response
5pm, 14 August 2009
Folic Acid
Proposed Amendment to the New Zealand Folic Acid Standard - NZFSA Public Discussion Paper; no. 10/09
5pm, 12 August 2009
New standards for food importers
Proposed new standards for food importers - NZFSA Public Discussion Document No 02/08
5pm, 5 August 2009
Transport and some Storage of Animal Materials and Products
Review of Requirements for the Transport and some Storage of Animal Materials and Products - NZFSA Public Discussion Paper; no. 04/09
5pm, 06 July 2009
Unpasteurised milk products Round 2
Proposed regulatory framework for unpasteurised milk products - NZFSA Public Discussion Paper No 02/09
5pm, 03 July 2009
Aminoglycoside Review
Veterinary Medicine Aminoglycoside Review
5pm, 1 July 2009
Strategic Objectives in Codex 2005-2008
Review of New Zealand's Strategic Objectives in Codex 2005-2008
5pm, 19 June 2009
Harvest Statement and Tutin Requirements for Export Bee Products
Draft Animal Products (Harvest Statement and Tutin Requirements for Export Bee Products) Notice 2009
5pm, 5 June 2009
Risk Organism Preparedness and Response: Dairy
Draft Dairy Industry Guidelines for Risk Organism Preparedness and Response
5pm, 30 May 2009
Independent Verification Programme
Proposed changes to the Independent Verification Programme - NZFSA Public Discussion Paper; no. 05/09
5pm, 27 May 2009
Listeria Circular
New Zealand Fishing Industry Agreed Implementation Standards: 003.9 Listeria Circular 1995
5pm, 15 May 2009
Maximum Residue Limits of Agricultural Compounds - Food Standards 2008 (Amendment 3)
Proposals to Amend the New Zealand (Maximum Residue Limits of Agricultural Compounds) Food Standards 2008 - NZFSA Public Discussion Paper 03/09
5pm, 11 May 2009
Caecal Testing
Caecal Testing - Review and Options Assessment
5pm, 9th April 2009
Fees and Charges
Fees and Charges for Approvals and Related Functions - NZFSA Public Discussion Paper No 01/08
5pm, 2 April 2009
Special Purpose Foods
Food Regulation Policy Options Consultation paper for the Intent of Part 2.9 of the Food Standards Code - Special Purpose Foods
5pm, 2 March 2009
Inclusion of Porcine in the NMD
Inclusion of Porcine in the NMD - NZFSA Public Discussion Paper; no. 10/08
5pm, 23 January 2009
Wine Act verification
Wine Act verification: Guidance for verifiers Version 1: XX 2008
December 2008
Wine Act verification scope
Wine Act verification scope for the 2009 calendar year
December 2008
Verification reporting template
Verification reporting template
December 2008
Quarterly reporting template
Recognised agency quarterly reporting template
December 2008
Tutin in honey
Tutin in honey NZFSA Public Discussion Paper; no. 09/08
5pm, 28 November 2008
Rendering
Draft Code of Practice: Rendering
5pm, 7 November 2008
Rodent glueboard traps
Proposal to prohibit the sale and use of rodent glueboard traps
5pm, 31 October 2008
Maximum Residue Limits of Agricultural Compounds - Food Standards 2008 (Amendment 2)
Proposals to Amend (No. 2) the New Zealand (Maximum Residue Limits of Agricultural Compounds) Food Standards 2008 - NZFSA Public Discussion Paper 06/08
5pm, 15 October 2008
Unpasteurised milk products Round 1
Proposed framework for the manufacture, importation and sale of raw milk products Consultation Process and Invitation for Public Comment - NZFSA Public Discussion Document No 04/08
5pm, 30 September 2008
Supplemented Food
Proposed Standard for Supplemented Food - NZFSA Public Discussion Paper; no. 05/08
5pm, 25 September 2008
National Animal Identification and Tracing Implementation
The National Animal Identification and Tracing - Enhancing New Zealand's Animal Identification and Tracing Systems
5pm, 1 August 2008
Slaughter and Dressing of Farmed Mammals
Draft Generic RMP Models for the Slaughter and Dressing of Farmed Mammals
5pm, 1 August 2008
Maximum Residue Limits of Agricultural Compounds: Food Standards 2008
Proposals to Amend the New Zealand (Maximum Residue Limits of Agricultural Compounds) Food Standards 2008 - NZFSA Public Discussion Paper 01/08
5pm, 30 July 2008
Organic bee keeping review
Review of NZFSA technical rules for organic production bee keeping and bee products
5pm, 28 July 2008
ACVM Act: Regulatory changes
Implementation of the ACVM Act: Regulatory changes - NZFSA Public Discussion Paper no 03/08
5pm, 11 July 2008
Bobby Calf Carcass Examination
Draft Amendment 9: Manual 16
5pm, 20 June 2008
Export Verification
Draft Export Verification Statement of Policy Animal Products
5pm, 20 June 2008
Products Intended for Animal Consumption
Proposed amendment to the Animal Products (Specifications for Products Intended for Animal Consumption) Notice 2006
5pm, 20 June 2008
Dairy Industry Fees and Charges
Cost Recovery Proposal under the Animal Products (Dairy Industry Fees and Charges) Regulations 2007 - NZFSA Public Discussion Paper; no. 04/08
5pm, 03 June 2008
Dairy Heat Treatment
Draft Requirements for Dairy Heat Treatment
5pm, 30 May 2008
Meat: Hygiene and Sanitation
Draft Meat Code of Practice - Hygiene and Sanitation Part 2 - Chapter 3
5pm, 31 March 2008
Fees and Charges - Regulations 2002
Review of Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines (Fees & Charges) Regulations 2002 - NZFSA Public Discussion Paper No 12/07
5pm, 26 March 2008
Export Laboratory System 
Proposed Export Laboratory System - NZFSA Public Discussion Paper; no. 02/08
5pm, 14 March 2008
Maximum Residue Limits of Agricultural Compounds Food Standards 2007
Proposals to Amend the New Zealand (Maximum Residue Limits of Agricultural Compounds) Food Standards 2007 - NZFSA Public Discussion Paper 15/07
5pm, 29 February 2008
Hormonal Growth Promotant Specifications
Proposed Enhancement to the Animal Products (Hormonal Growth Promotant Specifications) Notice 2008 - NZFSA Public Discussion Paper No. 01/08
5pm, 29 February 2008
FSANZ proposals
Application A609, Application A597 & Proposal P306
5pm, 22 February 2008
National Microbiological Database Specifications: Notice 2008
DRAFT Animal Products (National Microbiological Database Specifications) Notice 2008
5pm, 20 December 2007
Risk Based Management Plans
Proposal for the New Zealand Food Safety Authority to Manage the Evaluation of Risk Based Management Plans - NZFSA Public Discussion Paper No. 11/07
5pm, 17 December 2007
Bee Product Residue Regulated Control Scheme
Proposed Bee Product Residue Regulated Control Scheme - NZFSA Public Discussion Paper No. 13/07
5pm, 07 December 2007
Further Processing
Draft Meat Code of Practice - Further Processing Part 2 - Chapter 9
5pm, 16 November 2007
Spray Chilling: Large Mammals and Large Birds
Draft Amended New Zealand Standard for Spray Chilling - Large Mammals and Large Birds
5pm, 2 November 2007
Maximum Residue Limits of Agricultural Compounds: Food Standards 2007 (Amendment 2)  
Consultation on proposals to amend the New Zealand (Maximum Residue Limits of Agricultural Compounds) Food Standards 2007: August - October 2007
5pm, 10 October 2007
Processing of Seafood Products
Draft Code of Practice: Processing of Seafood Products. Part 1, 2 , 3.
5pm, 1 October 2007
Wild food review: Round 2
Non-Commercial Wild Food in New Zealand - NZFSA Position Paper: No. 02/07
October 2007
Rendering: Part 1
Draft Code of Practice: Rendering
5pm, 28 September 2007
Export Exemptions, offences, game estates and terminology
Consultation on Amendments to Animal Products Regulations under the Animal Products Act 1999 Relating to Export Exemptions, Offences, Game Estates and Terminology - NZFSA Discussion Paper Series No 09/07
5pm, 28 September 2007
Food Bill Interface - Options for management
Wine Act 2003: Food Bill Interface - Options for management
5pm, 31 August 2007
Dairy Quota Regulated Control Scheme
Proposed Dairy Quota Regulated Control Scheme - NZFSA Public Discussion Paper No. 08/07
5pm, 31 August 2007
Marine biotoxin monitoring data
Transfer of marine biotoxin monitoring data from FoodNet to NZFSA National Contaminants Database
5pm, 20 August 2007
Health, nutrition and related claims
Health, Nutrition and Related Claims: Enabling Provisions in New Zealand Law - NZFSA Public Discussion Document No 04/07
5pm, 14 May 2007
Cost Recovery Proposals: Dairy under the Animal Products Act 1999
Cost Recovery Proposals for Dairy under the Animal Products Act 1999 - NZFSA Public Discussion Paper No 01/07
5pm, 16 April 2007
Meat and Seafood: Heat Treatments
Draft Meat Code of Practice - Part X - Chapter X - Heat treatments
5pm, 30 March 2007
Regulation of dietary supplements
Proposed Changes to the Regulation of Dietary Supplements - NZFSA discussion paper 02/07
5pm, 29 March 2007
Cost Recovery proposals: Food (Fees and Charges) Regulations 1997
Cost Recovery proposals under the Food (Fees and Charges) Regulations 1997 - NZFSA Public Discussion Paper No 1/07
5pm, 28 February 2007
Transition policy and related implementation
Domestic Food Review transition policy and related implementation - NZFSA Paper No 06/06
5pm, 9 February 2007
Bivalve Molluscan Shellfish
Proposal to Amend Prescribed Food Standard and Import Requirements for Bivalve Molluscan Shellfish - NZFSA Public Discussion Document No 05/06
5pm, 10 January 2007
Large Mammals and Large Birds
Draft chapters for meat code - large mammals and large birds
5pm, 31 October 2006
Food regulation policy options
Food Regulation Policy Options Consultation Paper for the Addition to Food of Substances other than Vitamins and Minerals
5pm, 7 April 2006
Compliance, sanctions and approvals
Papers 6 & 7.
5pm, 30 August 2005
Petfood processing
DRAFT Code of Practice for Petfood processing
5pm, 11 February 2005
Managing food safety and suitability in New Zealand
Papers 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5.
5pm, 31 December 2004
Overview of code of practice
Overview Code of Practice
5pm, 20 February 2004
Proposed GREX
Draft - Supervision Requirements for the Processing of Animal Materials and Animal Products which are Intended to be Exported
5pm, 10 October 2003
Egg Code of Practice
Egg Producers Federation of New Zealand Inc Code of Practice
5pm, 1 February 2003