Documents for food safety in poultry processing

Food safety documents for poultry processing, including codes of practice, notices, manuals, and guidelines.

Codes of practice, templates, and plans

The poultry processing code of practice provides industry-agreed guidance for poultry processors.

Poultry exporters

If you export poultry and need official assurance, the operational code has agreed standards.

Operational code: Export poultry [PDF, 1.2 MB]

Risk management programmes (RMPs) for poultry

If you're a primary processor of poultry, you can develop your RMP using the example in the guidance document.

Guidance and generic risk management programme for slaughter and dressing of broilers [PDF, 644 KB]

Specific requirements for RMPs and RMP outlines

Animal Products Notice: Risk Management Programme Specifications (2008) [PDF, 85 KB]

Animal Products Notice: Risk Management Programme Specifications Amendment and Requirements for Risk Management Programme Outlines Revocation (2020) [PDF, 498 KB]

Manuals and guidelines

Poultry legislation roadmap [PDF, 1.1 MB]

HACCP example

If you're a primary or secondary processor of poultry, you can use the generic HACCP plan to help you.

Generic HACCP plan for slaughter, dressing, portioning and deboning of chicken (broilers) [PDF, 267 KB]

Animal product notices: specifications

Animal Products Notice: Specifications for Products Intended for Human Consumption [PDF, 1.3 MB]

Animal Products Notice: Specifications for Products Intended for Animal Consumption

Animal Products Notice: Specifications for the Ante-mortem and Post-mortem Examination of Poultry Intended for Human or Animal Consumption [PDF, 143 KB]

Amendment Notice: Specifications for the Ante-mortem and Post-mortem Examination of Poultry Intended for Human or Animal Consumption [PDF, 56 KB]

Animal Products Notice: Contaminant Specifications [PDF, 733 KB]

Animal Products Notice: Specifications for National Microbiological Database Programme [PDF, 1.2 MB]

Form for poultry processors

National Microbiological Database demographics – poultry [PDF, 1.2 MB]

 

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