Fees & charges – Dairy

You may be required to pay for the services provided by MPI. MPI recovers costs associated with providing services to each dairy processor. This covers important services, such as monitoring programmes for dairy products to ensure consumer safety, systems performance monitoring and management, and the development and maintenance of New Zealand standards. Further information about the regulations governing fees and charges can be found on MPI's new website

This page covers the fees and levies charged to dairy processors. If you import or export dairy products, check out MPI's new site for more about fees:

Dairy processor charges

MPI charges a levy to all dairy processors for our services. The amount we charge is based the amount of raw milk solids the processor collects each financial year.

Levies for dairy processors

Levies

Charge
(excl GST)

Annual levy for small dairy processors (those with a farm dairy risk management programme that collected 16,500 kg or less of raw milk solids in the last financial year)

$465

Annual levy for medium dairy processors (those with a farm dairy risk management programme that collected more than 16,500 kg and less than or equal to 491,000 kg of raw milk solids in the last financial year)

$930

Annual levy for large dairy processors (those with a farm dairy risk management programme that collected more than 491,000 kg of raw milk solids in the last financial year)

Formula based on amount processed

Other fees and charges for processors

There are some other services that you may also need to pay for. These include some, or all, of the following:

  • registration of your risk management programme (RMP)
  • approval of your food safety programme (FSP)

 

Charge
(excl GST)

Approvals services
Compliance and monitoring services

$155, plus
$155 an hour after the first hour

Minor amendments to risk management plans
Approval of maintenance compounds 
Other functions, powers, or duties

$77.50, plus
$155 an hour after the first 30 minutes

Verification inspection and audits

$155, plus
$155 an hour after the first hour

Application for product disposition

$155, plus
$155 an hour after the first hour

You can find information about these in the General requirements section of the website.

Read more

You’ll find full details of fees, charges and levies on the New Zealand Legislation website

Find information about the recent review of what and how MPI charges on the new MPI website

You may be required to pay for the services provided by MPI. Fees and charges are calculated on a cost-recovery basis.

Further information about the regulations governing fees and charges can be found in the Policy and law section of the website.

Fees & charges

Animal products levies

MPI runs a number of industry-wide programmes, such as the National Chemical Contaminants Programme (NCCP). Under the Animal Products Act 1999, operators are charged levies to cover this important work. You can find out more about these levies and the programmes in the Animal products – general section of the website. Refer to the pages, APA programme areas and Calculating APA levies.

Animal products – general

Other charges

There are some other services that you may also need to pay for. These include some, or all, of the following:

  • registration of your Risk Management Programme (RMP)
  • approval of your Food Safety Programme (FSP)
  • charges related to exporting, such as registration and getting export certificates.

You can find information about these in the General requirements & Exporting sections of the website.

General requirements & programmes

Exporting