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New Consultation: Proposed operational code for processing bee products

MPI is seeking feedback on the proposed Operational Code Processing of Bee products by Friday 17 November 2017. 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).

The documents for review and a submissions template are now available on the MPI website:

https://mpi.govt.nz/news-and-resources/consultations/proposed-operational-code-for-processing-bee-products.

This Code applies to businesses involved in the secondary processing of edible bee products which covers the extraction of honey; and the processing, packing and storage of honey and other edible bee products.

The redevelopment of the Code is currently being undertaken to:
a) update it in line with changes in legislation;
b) combine the existing parts into one document; and
c) align its format with MPIís new standardised templates for documents as an Operational Code

Honey processors who operate under the Food Act 2014 should use this the Code as guidance material.

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