Below you will find details about requirements for selling ONCs.
Animal feeds and dietary supplements sold in New Zealand 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 use (Regulation 7)
- Ensure that the specified information is 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
- Ensure that you do not make misleading statements about your animal feed or dietary supplement (Regulation 13), particularly in regard to making therapeutic claims.
If you are selling a product manufactured by another party, if you alter the product or its labelling, you will be classed as a manufacturer under the law and subject to the minimum manufacturing requirements.
If you are promoting or advertising the products, you must make sure you comply with its conditions of exemption. In regard to advertising, this means that you cannot make therapeutic or pharmacological claims, such as “treats arthritis”, about the product.