Category Archives: animal proteins

New Zealand – National Microbiological Database Programme



This introduction is not part of the Animal Products Notice, but is intended to indicate its general effect.


This notice supplements the requirements of the Animal Product Regulations 2021 and sets requirements for microbiological sampling and testing of animal material and animal products intended for human consumption.


The National Microbiological Database (NMD) Programme is a standardised microbiological sampling and testing programme to provide ongoing monitoring of microbiological process control across all industry participants.

Who should read this Animal Products Notice?

You should read this notice if you are:•an operator who processes red meat or poultry intended for human consumption; or a recognised laboratory that tests red meat or poultry intended for human consumption

Why is this important?

A failure to comply with this notice may be an offence under section 135(1)(c) of the Animal Products Act 1999 and may result in further action by an animal products officer.

RASFF Alert – Animal Feed -Salmonella -Animal Protein of Poultry


Salmonella in processed animal protein of poultry from Slovenia in Hungary

RASFF Alerts – Animal Feed -Salmonella – Processed Animal Protein


Salmonella spp in processed animal protein for pet food from Greece in Italy and Austria

RASFF Alerts – Animal Feed – Mould – Fat Feed – Sunflower Feed


Mould in fat feed from Ukraine in Poland


Mould on post-extraction sunflower feed from Ukraine in Poland

RASFF Alerts – Animal Feed – Salmonella – Poultry Meat Meal – Mechanically Separated Chicken

European Food Alerts


Salmonella enterica ser. Infantis (presence /25g) in poultry meat meal from the Netherlands in Belgium


Salmonella (presence /25g) in category 3 mechanically separated chicken from Germany in Belgium

RASFF Alert – Animal Feed – Salmonella – Insect Meal


Salmonella (presence /25g) in insect meal used to produce dog food from China, via Austria in Germany