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Risk Management Programme (RMP) is a written programme designed to manage the hazards, wholesomeness and labelling of animal material and products. Hazards may be biological, chemical or physical. RMP describes how business involved in processing or manufacture of animal products will process their products to meet the requirements of the Animal Products Act. This is to ensure the products sold are 'fit for purpose' – safe, suitable and truthfully labelled.

In general, all primary processors of animal material and products for human or animal consumption are required to operate under a registered and independently verified RMP.

We provide you with strategic and technical support on food safety matters. We partner with you to improve results in business performance, achieve efficient and consistent compliance, reduce risks and align management systems and strategies with business and customer requirements. We work closely with you developing and implementing your risk management programme that enables you to boost your stakeholder and consumer confidence.
Risk Management Programme (RMP)

RMP sets out how the food business operator will identify and control, manage, eliminate or minimise food safety hazards and other risk factors in relation to their processing.

All animal products traded and used must be 'fit for intended purpose' and meet the appropriate New Zealand animal product legislation.

A registered RMP is a legally binding document that must be developed and implemented in accordance with the Animal Products Act and other relevant New Zealand legislation. RMP can be developed from scratch to meet the needs of your specific operation, or based on a template, a Code of Practice (COP), or a model.

The Benefits

Confidence that you have identified all food safety issues and are managing them

Reduced risk of food-borne illness

Reduction of customer complaints

Increased market opportunities as your customers require you to have a RMP

Reduction in production cost (reduced recall / wastage) and improved product consistency
Where are you on the risk management programme (RMP) journey?

Whether you’re new to RMP or looking to take your expertise further, add into your high intention our sincere effort, intelligent direction and skilful execution.

We offer packages that can be customized to your business to jumpstart your food safety management. We will custom design RMP package for you to remove the complexity of getting you where you want to be – whatever your starting point.
Getting Started

Contract AverSafe to discover the best way to begin your food safety management journey and understand why RMP is good for your business. We will research and document an effective HAACP based risk management programme for you based on your specific processes, your objectives and your human and material resources .


With AverSafe discover the best way to implement RMP into your business. We will work closely with you, sharing management system knowledge, establishing an implementation team to get best results, mapping out roles, responsibilities and timescales and engaging the whole business with training and good internal communication.


Engage Averafe to organize independent assessment of your RMP and help gain certification. We can assist with gap analysis to make sure the system you have written complies with standard and covers all your business processes. We can facilitate your third party audit and also assist with clearance of non-conformances raised at the audit.


Now that your RMP is certified, let AverSafe maintain the standard with constant attention and continual improvements. We will ensure that not only you stay compliant but are continually driving performance improvements. We can assist you with your internal audits, performance management, process improvement initiatives and much more.

The work that we have completed allows us to position ourselves as experts in the business.
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