What's new on our site

This page lists changes to the FoodSafety website.

21 October 2016

20 October 2016

18 October 2016

  • New Consultation: Proposed chapter 3 of the Operational Code Petfood Processing

    MPI is seeking feedback on the proposed Petfood Processing Operational Code Chapter 3 Supply, Slaughter and Dressing of Farmed Animals by 18 November 2016. The documents for review and a submissions template are now available on the MPI website.

12 October 2016

11 October 2016

10 October 2016

7 October 2016

6 October 2016

5 October 2016

4 October 2016

30 September 2016

  • New: Overseas Market Access Requirement (OMAR) Feedback Survey

    MPI Market Access would appreciate your time in completing a short survey (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZZNHM8C) on the recently amended China OMAR (http://www.foodsafety.govt.nz/password-protected/omars/chn/animal-products/). The focus of the survey is to gain feedback on the way the OMAR is written and how easy it is to read and understand, rather than commenting on actual requirements which are set by importing countries.

    Your feedback will help us make important improvements in the way future OMAR publications and amendments are written, including the transition of existing OMARs into a new template. The survey should only take 5-10 minutes to complete, and all responses will be anonymous.

    Note: You can only take the survey once, but you can edit your responses until the survey is closed on Monday 10 October 2016.

    Link to survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZZNHM8C

27 September 2016

22 September 2016

21 September 2016

  • New: Publication of Listeria fact sheets for producers of ready-to-eat animal products

    MPI has developed a series of fact sheets that provide information on Listeria monocytogenes for producers and manufacturers of ready-to-eat animal products. These fact sheets help to support the implementation of Part 15: Requirements for Listeria of the Animal Products Notice: Specifications for Products Intended for Human Consumption that come into force on 1st October 2016.

    These fact sheets provide information about the foodborne bacteria Listeria and key good operating practices and control measures that can help to minimise contamination in the processing area.

    These factsheets are available on the Listeria – resources and documents webpage at:

    Further information about the Animal Products Notice: Specifications for Products Intended for Human Consumption is available from: