Revised: 31 December 2012
Yes. Packing of the bulk product into the finished product packaging is considered to be a manufacturing step and is relevant to the finished product quality. Packing must therefore be conducted in accordance with the Code of GMP.
A separate application form is required for each manufacturer. It is helpful if the applications are submitted together and a note included that the submissions relate to multiple manufacturing sites for one product.
Certified copies of GMP compliance documents are preferred however photocopies will be accepted at this time.
Separate photocopies should be supplied for each product. If a certified copy has already been supplied, a photocopy could be supplied with subsequent applications and reference made back to the product that the certified copy was supplied for.
The finished product specification supplied should be the specification used to test the product and release batches onto the market. The specification must meet the requirements of Chapter 4 of the New Zealand Code of GMP (Adobe PDF document 279KB) and particularly section 4.13.
A dietary supplement intended for sale in New Zealand must meet the labelling requirements for dietary supplements defined in the Dietary Supplement Regulations. For example: the labelling must include the words "dietary supplement".
No. This process only assesses GMP compliance as required by Regulation 3(1). As the supplier, you are responsible for ensuring your product complies with all other requirements of the dietary supplement legislation.