Animal Products Regulations 2000

Reprint as at 14 December 2019

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Animal Products Regulations 2000

(SR 2000/207)

Michael Hardie Boys, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 16th day of October 2000

His Excellency the Governor-General in Council


Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry for Primary Industries.

Pursuant to section 166 of the Animal Products Act 1999, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.


2ADairy material, product, and processing excluded
4Outline of Part
5Animal material to be suitable for processing into animal product
6Animal product to be free of certain hazards, objects, materials, and substances
7Composition of animal material or product
8Animal product not to be associated with false or misleading representation
9Animal material and product to be processed in manner that minimises contamination and deterioration
10Requirements for premises, places, facilities, equipment, and essential services
11Hygiene of processing environment
12Hygiene of persons whose presence or actions may result in contamination of animal material or animal product
13Persons infected by or carriers of disease or illness to be excluded from working areas or from handling animal material or product
14Required measuring equipment to be calibrated and function as intended
15Animal material and product to be examined, sampled, and tested
16Packaging requirements for animal material and product
17Carriage and delivery requirements for animal material and product
18Identification system requirements
19Labelling and identification requirements
20Record and return requirements
21Director-General to have regard to certain circumstances if making specifications relating to supply, identification, or labelling of animal material or product
21AFailure to comply with Animal Products Notice: Specifications for Products Intended for Human Consumption
22Requirements relating to animal material for primary processing
23Requirements relating to suppliers of animal material for primary processing
24Risk management programme evaluation
25Recognised agencies and accredited persons
26Identification, differentiation, and security systems and devices
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