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Food Control Plans, National Programmes & Risk Management Programmes

To meet regulatory requirements you may need to operate your food business with a:

  • Custom Food Control Plan (FCP)
  • National Programme (Level 1, 2 or 3)
  • Risk Management Programme (RMP) – under the Animal Products Act 1999
  • Wine Standards Management Plan (WSMP) - under the Wine Act 2003

Getting started – services to help you comply

  • Food Control Plan (FCP), National Programme (NP) and Risk Management Programme design
  • Written programme development (policies, procedures, forms)
  • Coaching on FCP/NP/RMP implementation
  • Internal audit
  • Help to select an external regulatory auditor/verifier
  • Advice on how to address any external audit findings
  • Facilitating the regulatory approval of your programme

Support with ongoing compliance

We can provide an ongoing internal audit/review service. This helps to ensure your FCP/NP/RMP remains effective, appropriate for your business and compliant with regulatory requirements.

When your business grows or changes, your FCP/NP/RMP must grow and change too. Again we're here to help – whether you're moving to new premises, introducing new products or processes, or selling to new markets, including export.

FCP/NP/RMP management systems successfully developed in many sectors:


  • Dairy – ice cream, cheese, yoghurt, gelato
  • Frozen meals
  • Biscuits, slices and cakes
  • Sauces, soups, chutneys/pickles
  • Cook-Chill food
  • Tofu
  • Vegetarian dips and spreads
  • Salads
  • Pies and other pastry products
  • Confectionery
  • Beverage manufacturing – alcoholic and non-alcoholic , including brewing
  • Mayonnaise and dressings

Food preparation for vulnerable consumers (hospitals)

Food wholesalers

Retail supermarkets

Meat processing

  • Cured meats
  • Ready to Eat (RTE) meats
  • Smallgoods
  • Dried meat (biltong, droewors, European style dried meats)
  • Primal cuts


  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Olive and avocado oil processing
  • Bottled drinking water processing
  • Seafood processing and retail
  • Beverage powder blending and packing

Packing, storage & transportation

  • Egg production and packing
  • Produce storage and wholesale
  • Frozen and chilled storage and transportation
  • Food importation, storage and distribution

Regulated Control Schemes (RCS) for transport.

If you're transporting animal products for export (eg meat, honey, egg or dairy products) you may need or want an official assurance (export certificate) from the New Zealand Government.

We can advise and help you to implement a Regulated Control Scheme (RCS), as an alternative to a Risk Management Programme (RMP).

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) provides useful background about this option. See –

MPI – Operating under the Transport Regulated Control Scheme (RCS)

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