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.

Risk management programme manual for animal product processing [PDF, 2.2 MB]

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.

Find your food industry association or organisation

RMP consultants

We maintain a list of consultants who can help with developing risk management programmes.

Find a food consultant

RMP evaluators

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.

MPI public register of recognised persons, agencies, and laboratories

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

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Specifications and notices for RMPs
RMP forms
RMP templates and models

See all RMP templates for specific business activities, and RMP models

Risk management programme template: Bee product processing [PDF, 133 KB]

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: Dairy processors – Cheese, domestic supply [PDF, 142 KB]

Risk management programme template: Dairy processors – Ice cream, domestic supply [PDF, 168 KB]

Risk management programme template: Dairy processors – Liquid milk, domestic supply [PDF, 154 KB]

Risk management programme template: Dairy processors – Yoghurt, domestic supply [PDF, 159 KB]

Risk management programme template: Dual operator butchers [PDF, 437 KB]

Risk management programme template: Dual operator butchers [DOCX, 231 KB]

Risk management programme template: Dual operator butchers – Listeria management procedures for wholesale butchers who sell ready-to-eat animal products, attachment U [PDF, 543 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: Dual operator butchers – Meat at stalls, attachment W [PDF, 284 KB]

Risk management programme template: Farm dairies – Domestic supply [PDF, 943 KB]

Risk management programme template: Farm dairies – Export eligible milk [PDF, 1003 KB]

Risk management programme template: Farm house cheese [PDF, 436 KB]

Risk management programme template: Harvesting, candling, or packing eggs [PDF, 1.2 MB]

Risk management programme template: Honey and dried pollen [PDF, 296 KB]

Risk management programme template: Honey and dried pollen [DOC, 266 KB]

Risk management programme template: Inshore vessels – Fish filleting [PDF, 354 KB]

Risk management programme template: Inshore vessels – Fish filleting [DOC, 482 KB]

Risk management programme template: Micro abattoirs [PDF, 842 KB]

Risk management programme template: Packaging, labelling, and delivery of animal products – Attachment A1 [PDF, 488 KB]

Risk management programme template: Transport of animal material and animal products [PDF, 575 KB]

Risk management programme template: Transport of animal material and animal products [PDF, 316 KB]

Risk management programme sample [PDF, 323 KB]

Generic RMP model: Guidance and generic RMP for slaughter and dressing of broilers [PDF, 644 KB]

Generic RMP model: Slaughter and dressing of pigs [PDF, 213 KB]

Generic RMP models: Slaughter and dressing of farmed mammals [PDF, 602 KB]

Generic RMP models: Processing of seafood products [PDF, 568 KB]

Generic RMP model: Rendering [PDF, 277 KB]

RMP manual and other guidance

Who to contact

If you have questions about RMPs, email info@mpi.govt.nz

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