The New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) requires that bee products for export which need official assurances (export certificates) to meet importing country requirements must be produced under the requirements of the New Zealand Animal Products Act 1999. To be eligible for official assurances, producers of bee products must have a Risk Management Program (RMP) registered with MPI.
MPI recognises and uses verifying agencies to audit and verify bee products RMPs so they can be registered with MPI.
Applicant CABs wishing to be recognised by MPI as verifying agencies for bee product RMPs will need to contract with MPI and meet any requirements as determined by MPI from time to time.
As an inspection scheme, applicants also need to comply with ISO/IEC 17020:2012 – Conformity assessment – Requirements for the operation of various types of bodies performing inspection.
- Provides a cost-effective path to facilitate exports of bee products to specific markets.
New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries.
An application pack, application form and other relevant material is not available on this site. These documents are available through our SharePoint portal. If you are a body that we currently accredit, you can access this information through the Shared CAB Portal. If you are a new applicant, please complete an application enquiry form. Once this form is submitted, the Secretariat will contact you to advise the next steps. For other stakeholders, please submit your inquiry through the online feedback form.
More information on RMPs for bee products is available at http://www.foodsafety.govt.nz/industry/sectors/honey-bee/rmp/