Proposed Petfood Processing Operational Code Chapters 1 and 2
Contact: Janice Attrill
Update – 3 June 2016
The Petfood Code of Practice is under review and will be retitled the Operational Code Petfood Processing. Following consultation, the first 2 chapters (Overview and Good Operating Practice) of the new code have been published. A summary of the submissions received during the consultation is also available.
Your views sought
MPI sought feedback on a revision of the Petfood Code of Practice:
- revised Chapter 1: Overview
- new Chapter 2: Good Operating Practice.
The Petfood Code of Practice is intended to give guidance on the currently agreed way to meet the regulatory requirements of MPI under the Animal Products Act 1999. The current code is incomplete and out of date with the Animal Products Specifications for Products Intended for Animal Consumption Notice 2014.
It is intended to complete the revision of the existing parts and the development of new chapters over time. Further development details are described in Chapter 1: Overview.
- existing Petfood Code of Practice
- Animal Products Specifications for Products Intended for Animal Consumption Notice 2014 [PDF, 463 KB]
- Cover letter with submissions template [DOC, 861 KB]
- Draft Chapter 1 Overview Petfood Processing for consultation [PDF, 308 KB]
- Draft Chapter 2 Good Operating Practice Petfood Processing for consultation [PDF, 1.2 MB]
- Submissions template [DOC, 236 KB]
MPI invites you to comment on the Petfood Processing Operational Code Chapters 1 and 2. In making submissions, MPI is particularly interested in feedback on:
- Is the level of detail appropriate for the petfood sector?
- Are the technical aspects correct?
- Are the procedures practical and achievable for the petfood sector?
- Are there any areas that need more guidance?
Making a submission
MPI prefers to get submissions by email. Send your submission by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
However, you can also post your submission to:
Ministry for Primary Industries
PO Box 2526
Submissions must be received by 5pm on 11 March 2016.
Submissions are public information
Please note that your submission is public information. Submissions may be the subject of requests for information under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA). The OIA specifies that information is to be made available to requesters unless there are sufficient grounds for withholding it, as set out in the OIA. Submitters may wish to indicate grounds for withholding specific information contained in their submission, such as the information is commercially sensitive or they wish personal information to be withheld. Any decision to withhold information requested under the OIA is reviewable by the Ombudsman.