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Proposed guidance document: Risk management programme manual for animal product processing


The revised guidance document, Risk Management Programme manual for animal product processing is now published. A summary of the submissions received during the consultation is also available.

Have your say

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) invited you to comment on the proposed guidance document, Risk management programme manual for animal product processing.


The guidance document describes what is needed in a risk management programme (RMP) and how to get an RMP evaluated and registered. The existing manual was out of date with current legislation.

Submissions closed on 9 March 2018.

Submissions are public information

Note, comments you make in a submission are public information. Anyone can ask for copies of all submissions under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA). The OIA says we must make the information available unless we have a good reason for withholding it. You can find those grounds in sections 6 and 9 of the OIA. Tell us if you think there are grounds to withhold specific information in your feedback. Reasons might include, it's commercially sensitive or it's personal information. However, any decision MPI makes to withhold information can be reviewed by the Ombudsman, who may require the information be released.