Proposed operational code for processing bee products

Closing Date:

Contact: Animal products team



The bee products 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. But the existing code is out of date with current legislation.

Revised code

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is seeking feedback on the proposed Operational code: Processing of bee products. It's been developed to help secondary processors of edible bee products comply with the requirements of the Animal Products Act 1999. It's been developed mainly for processors operating a risk management programme (RMP).

Have your say

MPI invites you to comment on the proposed operational code. We're particularly interested in your answers to these questions:

  1. Is the level of detail appropriate?
  2. Are the technical aspects correct?
  3. Are the procedures practical and achievable?
  4. Are there any areas that need more guidance?
  5. Should the detailed calibration information be kept as an appendix or as a separate document?
  6. Should the pre-season checklist order of topics match the order of the revised code?
  7. What additional secondary processes for bee products need to be included in the code?
  8. What additional RMP templates for bee products need to be developed?

Consultation documents

Related document

Making your submission

Send your submission to us by 5pm on 17 November 2017. Email

Use this template to help you:

While we prefer email, you can also post your submission to:

Operational Code Bee Products Submission
Ministry for Primary Industries
PO Box 2526
Wellington 6140
New Zealand.

Submissions are public information

Note, comments you make in a submission are public information. Anyone can ask for copies of all submissions under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA). The OIA says we must make the information available unless we have a good reason for withholding it. You can find those grounds in sections 6 and 9 of the OIA. Tell us if you think there are grounds to withhold specific information in your feedback. Reasons might include, it's commercially sensitive or it's personal information. However, any decision MPI makes to withhold information can be reviewed by the Ombudsman, who may require the information be released.

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