Animal Products (Regulated Control Scheme—Limited Processing Fishing Vessels) Regulations 2001

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Animal Products (Regulated Control Scheme—Limited Processing Fishing Vessels) Regulations 2001

(SR 2001/334)

Silvia Cartwright, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 5th day of November 2001

Her Excellency the Governor-General in Council


Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this reprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this reprint, together with other explanatory material about this reprint.

These regulations are administered by the New Zealand Food Safety Authority.

Pursuant to section 166 of the Animal Products Act 1999, Her Excellency the Governor-General, on the recommendation of the Minister given in accordance with section 39 of that Act, and acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.


1 Title

2 Commencement

Part 1
Preliminary provisions

3 Prime purpose of scheme

4 Application

5 Application to vessels exempt from licensing under Fish Export Processing Regulations 1995

6 Option of operating under risk management programme

7 Relationship between this scheme and other regulations, etc

8 Interpretation

9 Limited processing

Part 2

10 Outline and application of Part

Standards relating to vessel suitability

11 Requirements for vessel suitability

Standards relating to fitness for purpose

12 Fish material to be suitable for processing into fish product

13 Fish product to be free of certain hazards, objects, materials, and substances

14 Composition of fish material or product

15 Fish product not to be associated with false or misleading representation

Standards relating to production, processing, and preparation of fish material and product

16 Fish material and product to be processed in manner that minimises contamination and deterioration

17 Operational requirements for facilities, equipment, and essential services

18 Hygiene of processing environment

19 Hygiene of persons whose presence or actions may result in contamination of fish material or fish product

20 Persons infected by, or carriers of, disease or illness to be excluded from working areas or from handling fish material or product

21 Required measuring equipment to be calibrated and function as intended

Standards relating to examining, sampling, and testing

22 Fish material and product to be examined, sampled, and tested

Standards relating to packaging, storing, and handling

23 Packaging requirements for fish material and product

24 Carriage and delivery requirements for fish material and product

Standards relating to identification, labelling, and record keeping

25 Identification system requirements

26 Labelling and identification requirements

27 Record and return requirements

Part 3
Registration of limited processing fishing vessels

28 Outline of Part

29 Obligation to register limited processing fishing vessel

30 Director-General to maintain register of limited processing fishing vessels

31 Matters to be shown in register

32 Application for registration

33 Renewal of registration

34 Registration of limited processing fishing vessels

35 Refusal to register a fishing vessel

36 Registration may not be transferred

37 Deregistration of fishing vessels

38 Surrender of registration

Documented systems

39 Contents of operator documented system

40 Hazard identification and analysis process

41 Operator documented systems in conflict with scheme

Part 4
Duties of operators

42 Duties of operators of limited processing fishing vessels

Part 5

43 Initial verification report required for registration

44 External verification procedure

Recognised agencies and accredited verifiers

45 Verification competencies

46 Recognised agencies and accredited persons

Part 6
Miscellaneous provisions

47 Records to be kept

48 Fees [Revoked]

49 Offences



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