Resources for developing a risk management programme
Find risk management programme (RMP) guidance, templates, forms, and codes.
Risk management programme manual (RMP manual)
The RMP manual has detailed information to help animal product businesses to develop and operate their RMP.
Get help developing your RMP
You can get help with developing your RMP from an industry association, RMP consultant, or RMP evaluator.
Food industry associations
Contact your specific industry association for advice.
We maintain a list of consultants who can help with developing risk management programmes.
An RMP evaluator may be able to help you develop your RMP, or help you find someone who can. Note that if they help you to document your RMP, you can't use them as your official evaluator or verifier.
Guide to using the search box on the register
Choose an evaluator from MPI's recognised persons list as follows:
- in the “Recognition Function” field, select “RMP Evaluation”
- in the “Activity” field, select the activity that fits most closely with what you're doing
- select the “Search Person” button
- when you've found a verifier, select the link in the "PERSON RECOGNITION ID" column.
If you want to narrow your search, you can try typing in a location before you search. Try a town, city, or region.
All RMP documents, forms, templates, notices and standards
Food safety standards for RMPs
Specifications and notices for RMPs
AP4 Registration of Risk Management Programme [PDF, 907 KB]
AP6 Risk Management Programme amendment registration [PDF, 533 KB]
AP49 Processing Categories Tables [PDF, 389 KB]
RMP templates and models
See all RMP templates for specific business activities, and RMP models
Risk management programme template: Bulk honey storage [PDF, 219 KB]
Risk management programme template: Bulk honey storage [DOC, 225 KB]
Risk management programme template: Cold and dry stores [PDF, 420 KB]
Risk management programme template: Dual operator butchers [DOCX, 231 KB]
Risk management programme template: Dual operator butchers – Listeria testing procedures for wholesale butchers who sell ready-to-eat animal products for consumption by vulnerable populations, attachment V [PDF, 495 KB]
Risk management programme template: Farm house cheese [PDF, 436 KB]
Risk management programme template: Micro abattoirs [PDF, 842 KB]
Risk management programme sample [PDF, 323 KB]
Generic RMP model: Slaughter and dressing of pigs [PDF, 213 KB]
Generic RMP models: Processing of seafood products [PDF, 568 KB]
Generic RMP model: Rendering [PDF, 277 KB]
RMP manual and other guidance
Risk management programme manual [PDF, 2.2 MB]
RMP operator resource toolkit [DOCX, 566 KB]
Approved maintenance compounds manual (non-dairy) [PDF, 630 KB]
Microbiological reference criteria for food [PDF, 121 KB]
Campylobacter troubleshooting guidance [PDF, 611 KB]
Supplemented food standard user guide [PDF, 670 KB]