Animal Products (Ancillary and Transitional Provisions) Amendment Act 2002

Animal Products (Ancillary and Transitional Provisions) Amendment Act 2002

Public Act2002 No 30
Date of assent25 September 2002

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title
2 Commencement
  • This Act comes into force on the day after the date on which it receives the Royal assent.

3 Long Title amended
  • The Long Title of the principal Act is amended—

    • (a) by omitting from paragraph (a) the expression 1 November 2002, and substituting the expression 1 July 2006:

    • (b) by omitting from paragraph (d) the words 3-year period to 1 November 2002, and substituting the words period to 1 July 2006.

4 General outline of this Act
  • (1) Section 2(a) of the principal Act is amended by omitting the expression 1 November 2002, and substituting the expression 1 July 2006.

    (2) Section 2(d) of the principal Act is amended by repealing subparagraph (iii), and substituting the following subparagraph:

    • (iii) provision of a staggered transitional period, ending with 30 June 2006, during which different classes of existing animal product businesses must register risk management programmes (subject to certain exceptions):.

5 Continued application of requirements of existing regimes
  • Section 3 of the principal Act is amended by omitting the expression 1 November 2002, and substituting the expression 1 July 2006.

6 Repeal of Meat Act 1981 on 1 November 2002
  • Section 5 of the principal Act is amended—

    • (a) by omitting from the section heading the expression 1 November 2002, and substituting the expression 1 July 2006:

    • (b) by omitting from both subsection (1) and subsection (2) the expression 1 November 2002, and substituting in each case the expression 1 July 2006.

7 New sections 9 and 10 substituted
  • The principal Act is amended by repealing sections 9 and 10, and substituting the following sections:

    9 Existing businesses to register risk management programme by relevant staggered transition date
    • (1) Except as provided in section 12 of this Act in the case of certain fishing vessels, nothing in the Animal Products Act 1999 requires any existing animal product business to operate under a registered risk management programme at any time before—

      • (a) 1 July 2003, in the case of operations other than rendering carried out by—

        • (i) the licensed processors listed in Part 1 of Schedule 3A (generally red meat processors); and

        • (ii) the licensed processors listed in Part 2 of Schedule 3A (generally export seafood processors); and

        • (iii) the licensed processors listed in Part 3 of Schedule 3A (generally meat or game packing houses of the type that perform operations extending beyond cutting and boning):

      • (b) 1 July 2004, in the case of operations carried out by—

        • (i) all remaining businesses licensed under any of sections 15, 16, 18, 19, and 22 of the Meat Act 1981, other than the licensees specified in Schedule 3B to whom paragraph (a) does not apply; and

        • (ii) all primary processors of ostriches, emus, and possums; and

        • (iii) all renderers licensed under section 20(1)(b) of the Meat Act 1981; and

        • (iv) all poultry meat primary processors; and

        • (v) all egg processors who, as producers, are subject to paying a levy under the Commodity Levies (Eggs) Order 1999 (SR 1999/56):

      • (c) 1 July 2005, in the case of operations carried out by—

        • (i) all primary producers of eggs to whom paragraph (b)(v) does not apply; and

        • (ii) all dual operator butchers; and

        • (iii) all petfood processors licensed under section 20(1)(b) of the Meat Act 1981; and

        • (iv) all processors of byproducts licensed under section 20(1)(c) of the Meat Act 1981:

      • (d) 1 July 2006, in the case of all other existing animal product businesses (including those specified in Schedule 3B) of a kind required to have a risk management programme.

      (2) The processors, licensees, and business specified in Schedules 3A and 3B are deemed to include any person who, on or after 30 May 2002, is the heir, successor, or assign of the named processor, licensee, or business.

      (3) Despite subsection (1), once an existing business that was subject to the Meat Act regime or the Apiaries Act regime as at the commencement of Part 2 of the Animal Products Act 1999 has had a risk management programme registered under that Part in respect of all or any part of its business operations,—

      • (a) Part 2 of the Animal Products Act 1999 and all the other relevant provisions of that Act apply, and continue to apply, in respect of those operations; and

      • (b) those operations must continue to be carried out in accordance with Part 2 of the Animal Products Act 1999 and all other relevant requirements of that Act, without the opportunity to revert to being subject to the Meat Act regime or the Apiaries Act regime.

    10 Application for registration should be made at least 3 months before relevant transition date
    • (1) Where an existing animal product business has applied for registration of a risk management programme at least 3 months before the relevant transition date fixed for that business under section 9, the Director-General must take all reasonable steps to ensure that registration of the programme can occur before that transition date, provided the programme was properly submitted in a reasonable form.

      (2) Nothing in subsection (1) requires the Director-General to register a risk management programme before the relevant transition date in any case where—

      • (a) the risk management programme was not properly submitted in accordance with sections 17 to 20 of the Animal Products Act 1999, or is seriously deficient; or

      • (b) any delay in registration of the programme is primarily attributable to any act or omission of the person submitting the programme for registration.

8 Persons who may issue official assurances during transitional period
  • Section 19 of the principal Act is amended by omitting from both subsection (1)(a) and subsection (2) the expression 1 November 2002, and substituting in each case the expression 1 July 2003.

9 New section 19A and heading inserted
  • The principal Act is amended by inserting, after section 19, the following heading and section:

    Game estates

    19A Game estates must list within 6-month transitional period
    • Nothing in the Animal Products Act 1999 requires—

      • (a) a game estate to be listed as such under Part 5A of that Act; or

      • (b) a game estate operator to be listed as a homekill or recreational catch service provider under Part 6 of that Act in respect of the processing of animals killed or caught on the game estate,—

      until the expiry of the period of 6 months commencing on the date of commencement of the Animal Products Amendment Act 2002, and no person commits an offence against the Animal Products Act 1999 by reason merely of the failure of a game estate or game estate operator to be listed under Part 5A or Part 6 of that Act before the expiry of that period.

10 Dual operator butchers
  • Section 21(a) of the principal Act is amended by omitting the expression 1 November 2002, and substituting the expression 1 July 2005.

11 Part 3A of Meat Act 1981 continues to apply until regulations otherwise provide, etc
  • Section 23(1) of the principal Act is amended by omitting the expression 31 October 2002, and substituting the expression 30 June 2006.

12 Avoidance of application of 2 separate cost recovery regimes in respect of single plant
  • Section 24(8) of the principal Act is amended by repealing paragraph (b), and substituting the following paragraph:

    • (b) on the relevant transition date fixed under section 9 for animal product businesses of that class (or the latest relevant transition date, if more than 1 applies to the business); or.

13 Regulations in respect of transitional matters
  • (1) Section 25(1) of the principal Act is amended by omitting the expression 31 October 2002, and substituting the expression 30 June 2006.

    (2) Section 25(3) of the principal Act is amended by repealing paragraph (a), and substituting the following paragraph:

    • (a) apply at any time during the transitional period ending with the close of 30 June 2006:.

14 Standardisation of requirements under different Acts during transitional period
  • Section 27(a) of the principal Act is amended by omitting the words 3-year transitional period ending with 31 October 2002, and substituting the words transitional period ending with 30 June 2006.

15 Records under Meat Act 1981 to be retained for 3 years
  • Section 28 of the principal Act is amended by omitting the words 3-year transitional period ending with 31 October 2002, and substituting the words transitional period ending with 30 June 2006.

16 New section 29A inserted
  • (1) The principal Act is amended by inserting, after section 29, the following section:

    29A Non-Ministry personnel acting as inspectors under Meat Act 1981
    • Where any person who is not an employee or officer of the Ministry is for any purpose treated as or deemed to be an inspector appointed under the Meat Act 1981, whether by regulation 4(2)(b) of the Animal Products (Ancillary and Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2000 or by any other regulation made under this Act or the Animal Products Act 1999,—

      • (a) that person is not for that reason to be treated as an employee of the Ministry, and the Crown is not liable as employer of that person for any act or omission of the person in relation to the purposes for which the person is treated as or deemed to be an inspector; and

      • (b) any liability of the person's actual employer in their capacity as employer of the person is unaffected.

    (2) This section is deemed to have come into force on 20 November 2000.

    (3) This section does not apply for the purposes of any legal proceedings commenced before 18 December 2001.

17 Part 4 heading amended
  • The heading to Part 4 is amended by omitting the expression 1 November 2002, and substituting the expression 1 July 2006.

18 Expiry of Part 5
  • Section 74 of the principal Act is amended by omitting the expression 1 November 2002, and substituting the expression 1 July 2006.

19 Schedule 1 amended
  • The heading of Schedule 1 of the principal Act is amended by omitting the expression 1 November 2002, and substituting the expression 1 July 2006.

20 New Schedules 3A and 3B inserted
  • The principal Act is amended by inserting, after Schedule 3, the Schedules 3A and 3B set out in the Schedule of this Act.

Amendment to Meat Act 1981

21 Lapse of remaining licences on repeal of this Act
  • Section 43AC of the Meat Act 1981 is amended by omitting the expression 1 November 2002, and substituting the expression the close of 30 June 2006.


Schedule
New Schedules 3A and 3B inserted in principal Act

s 20

Schedule 3A
Existing animal product businesses subject to 1 July 2003 transition date

s 9(1)

1
Red meat processors

BusinessPremises
(Licensee under Meat Act 1981)(Licence identification under Meat Act 1981)
AFFCO New Zealand LimitedME 23
 ME 32
 ME 39
 ME 42
 ME 47
 ME 56
Alliance Group LimitedME 17
 ME 18
 ME 21
 ME 50
Auckland Meat Processors LimitedME 103
Bay City Meats (Timaru) LimitedAB 15
Blue Sky Meats (NZ) LimitedME 80
Canterbury Meat Packers LimitedME 70
 ME 78
Wallace Meats LimitedME 108
Crusader Meats New Zealand LimitedME 118
Greenlea Premier Meats LimitedME 82
 ME 124
Lakeview Meat Processing Limited (in receivership)ME 136
Lamb Packers Feilding LimitedME 128
Land Meat New Zealand LimitedME 131
PPCS LimitedME 26
 ME 64
Progressive Meats LimitedME 87
Richmond LimitedME 9
 ME 52
 ME 58
 ME 60
 ME 84
 ME 88
 ME 102
 ME 125
Riverlands Eltham LimitedME 43
Taylor Preston LimitedME 86
Te Kuiti Meat Processors LimitedME 104
The Canterbury Frozen Meat Co LimitedME 15
 ME 16
 ME 34
 ME 37
UBP LimitedME 127
Wallace Corporation LimitedME 100

2
Export seafood processors

BusinessPremises
(Licensee under Meat Act 1981)(Licence identification under Meat Act 1981)
Amaltal Fishing Co LimitedPH 46
 PH 340
 PH 384
 PH 475
Antons Seafoods LimitedPH 129
Cook Strait Seafoods LimitedPH 62
 PH 150
 PH 156
Fiordland Lobster Company LimitedPH 263
Globe Export Fisheries LimitedPH 51
Greben Fishing LimitedPH 588
Independent Fisheries LimitedPH 37
 PH 373
 PH 476
 PH 483
 PH 521
J S Fishing LimitedPH 468
Kia Ora Seafoods LimitedPH 144
Leigh Fisheries LimitedPH 126
Marlborough Seafoods LimitedPH 187
Moana Pacific Fisheries LimitedPH 59
 PH 116
 PH 188
 PH 290
 PH 299
 PH 439
Mt Maunganui Seafoods LimitedPH 63
New Zealand Longline LimitedPH 506
Ngai Tahu Fisheries LimitedPH 389
 PH 397
O P ColumbiaPH 60
Otakou Fisheries LimitedPH 91
Pacific Marine Farms (1996) LimitedPH 85
 PH 141
Pacifica Seafoods (Christchurch) LimitedPH 123
 PH 175
Prepared Foods Processing LimitedPH 16
Sanford (South Island) LimitedFPH 3
 FPH 5
 PH 148
 PH 164
 PH 177
 PH 250
Sanford LimitedFPH 52
 FPH 53
 PH 48
 PH 76
 PH 463
 PH 464
 PH 503
 PH 512
 PH 513
Seafresh New Zealand LimitedPH 184
Sealord Charters LimitedPH 160
Sealord Group LimitedPH 12
 PH 155
 PH 411
 PH 472
 PH 496
Sealord Shellfish LimitedPH 181
Simunovich Fisheries LimitedPH 194
 PH 480
Southern Seafoods LimitedPH 168
 PH 190
 PH 458
Talleys Fisheries LimitedPH 1
 PH 102
 PH 103
 PH 107
 PH 120
 PH 159
The New Zealand King Salmon Co LimitedPH 157
Thomas Richard & Co LimitedFPH 36
United Fisheries LimitedPH 587
Vela Fishing LimitedPH 477
 PH 495
Wellington Trawling Co LimitedPH 192
Westfleet Fishermen's Co-operative LimitedPH 143
Westhaven Marketing LimitedPH 176
Westpac Mussels Distributors LimitedPH 223

3
Meat or game packing houses (other than cutting and boning only)

BusinessPremises
(Licensee under Meat Act 1981)(Licence identification under Meat Act 1981)
Advanced Foods of New Zealand LimitedPH 31
Alaron Products LimitedPH 412
 PH 517
ANZCO Green Island LimitedPH 173
Auckland Casings Co LimitedPH 88
Back Country Foods LimitedPH 500
Bakels Edible Oils (NZ) LimitedPH 416
Dairy Meats (Avondale) LimitedPH 490
En'Zaq Aquaculture LimitedPH 448
Forest Park Taupo (2000) LimitedPH 494
Franklin Foods LimitedPH 479
Garrett International Meats LimitedPH 214
Glovers Food Processors LimitedPH 80
Healtheries of New Zealand LimitedPH 5
 PH 26
Heinz Wattie's LimitedPH 233
 PH 467
Hygrade Casing Company LimitedPH 478
 PH 530
Kiwi Pacific Foods LimitedPH 445
Levin Casing Company LimitedPH 261
Lowe Products New Zealand LimitedPH 372
Mandarin International (NZ) LimitedPH 306
McCallum Industries LimitedPH 134
Meadow Lea Foods LimitedPH 482
Nestle New Zealand LimitedPH 328
New Zealand Gourmet Supplies LimitedPH 504
New Zealand Pastoral Agricultural ResearchPH 84
Institute Limited 
New Zealand Supreme Natural Foods LimitedPH 435
Nutri-Zeal LimitedPH 486
Otago Venison LimitedPH 376
Ottogi New Zealand LimitedPH 461
Pacific Casings LimitedPH 516
Park Trading Co LimitedPH 82
PPCS LimitedPH 401
Prudent Shipping and Processing LimitedPH 515
Rapa United Casings (NZ) LimitedPH 213
Richmond LimitedPH 14
Tasman Extracts LimitedPH 444
The Canterbury Frozen Meat Co LimitedPH 55
Top Hat Convenience Foods LimitedPH 519
Vitality Foods (New Zealand) LimitedPH 7
Waikiwi Casings Co LtdPH 505
 PH 149
Waitaki Biosciences International LimitedPH 3
Woolworths (New Zealand) LimitedPH 529

Schedule 3B
Businesses specifically excluded from 1 July 2004 transition date

s 9(1)(b), (d)

BusinessPremises
(Licensee under section 19 of the Meat Act 1981)(Licence identification under Meat Act 1981)
Alba Cosco LimitedPH 449
Bioproducts (New Zealand) LimitedPH 436
Canterbury Antler (NZ) LimitedPH 298
Deer World LimitedPH 349
Evergreen Deer and Fish Products Co LimitedPH 278
Evergreen Life LimitedPH 426
Gamma Natural Products LimitedPH 9
Gevir Products NZ LimitedPH 358
Global Deer Products LimitedPH 522
Hyun Dae Deer Products LimitedPH 427
Kornex Corporation LimitedPH 140
Luggate Game Packers LimitedPH 93
Myung Soo JeonPH 487
National Deer Horn LimitedPH 220
New Bell International LimitedPH 267
New Core Deer Products LimitedPH 254
New Zealand Deer Horn LimitedPH 510
New Zealand Deer Land LimitedPH 525
Oxford Deer Products LimitedPH 226
Parex International LimitedPH 406
Park Trading Co LimitedPH 383
Rokland Corporation LimitedPH 336
S & K Star Co LimitedPH 518
Sebanto Holdings LimitedPH 399
Spring International LimitedPH 339
Steven ChangPH 320
Sunling Natural Products LimitedPH 283
Tasman Velvet Processors LimitedPH 39
Tsengs Enterprises (NZ) LimitedPH 488

Legislative history

18 September 2002Divided from Animal Products Amendment Bill (Bill 194-2) as Bill 194-3A
19 September 2002Third reading