Manufacturing

Below you will find details about requirements for manufacturing ONCs. (Manufacturers include repackers and relabellers.)

Requirements for manufacturers

All animal feed and dietary supplement manufacturers must comply with the requirements for oral nutritional compounds (ONCs) set out in the ACVM Regulations (link at right). You must:

  • Ensure that your animal feed or dietary supplement is fit for purpose (Regulation 7)
  • Have a documented system* for manufacturing, follow it and keep adequate records (Regulations 9 and 14)
  • Include the specified information on the label of your animal feed or dietary supplement (Regulation 12)
  • Meet the specific requirements for oral nutritional compounds in entry 25 of Schedule 2 of the Regulations.

*If your animal feed or dietary supplement contains animal material subject to the Animal Products Act, your Risk Management Programme could be the documented system for manufacturing if it also addresses the other specific oral nutritional requirements in the ACVM Regulations (link at right).

Manufacturing for export

There are no ACVM legislation requirements for export-only ONCs but export-only product must be kept separate from product to be sold in New Zealand.

If you want to export ONCs, you may need to meet certification requirements for the importing country. Read the following for our policy on this:

Certification under the ACVM legislation

There may also be requirements under the Animal Products Act if the exported ONC requires official New Zealand assurances.