Recognised Agency—Dairy Products

Recognised Agency—Dairy Products

The New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) requires that dairy 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 dairy products must have a Risk Management Program (RMP) registered with MPI.

MPI recognises and uses verifying agencies to audit and verify dairy products RMPs so they can be registered with MPI.

Applicant CABs wishing to be recognised by MPI as verifying agencies for dairy products RMPs will need to comply with relevant sections of Official Assurances Specifications - Dairy Material and Dairy Products, contract with MPI and meet any other 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 dairy products to specific markets.

Scheme owner

New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries.

More information

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 is available at