Westpac Mussels

New Zealand Greenshell Mussels

NZ and International Regulations

NZ Regulatory Compliance

Westpac Mussels Distributors / Pack House 223 operate under compliance with the New Zealand Animal Products Act 1999.
The company has a Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) registered Risk Management Programme which includes GMP and HACCP.
NZ MPI externally verify the registered Risk Management Programme. 

Market Access and Approvals

NZ MPI Registered Pack House PH223.
European Union Listing PH223.
United States of America FDA / NSSP Listing NZ60SP.
Product able to be shipped to most international markets.


The HACCP Plan has been developed using the 7 principles and 12 Steps of HACCP consistent with Codex Alimentarius and meets the New Zealand and US FDA / NSSP requirements

Summary of Process Flow and Critical Control Points

  • Reception (CCP1)
  • Chill / Store (CCP2)
  • Sorting
  • Heat Shock (CCP3)
  • Shucking
  • Preparation
  • Blast Freezing (CCP4)
  • Packing
  • Cold storage / load out / transport (CCP4)


The following GMP systems are in place:

  • Calibration
  • Cleaning, Sanitation and Chemical Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Listeria Monitoring
  • Managing the Risk of Cross Contamination
  • Parasites
  • Pathogen Monitoring
  • Personnel Health and Hygiene
  • Processing Support Materials
  • Reception of Product
  • Repairs and Maintenance
  • RMP Monitoring
  • Staff Training
  • Storage and Transport
  • Vermin Control
  • Water and Ice
  • Management of Other Risk Factors
  • Imported Product
  • Thawing
  • OAP Business Continuity Plan
  • Labelling
  • Non Complying Product
  • Thermal Processing
  • Processing Controls

Packaging Compliance

All product contact containers and packaging meet the requirements of:
The US Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21, Parts 170-199 (21 CFR 170-199)

Or for plastics
EU Commission Regulation 10/2011