We build and implement Risk Management Programmes, Food Safety Plans, Food Control Plans, and Quality Management Systems.
We reduce the red tape by liaising with and understanding governmental agencies.
We ensure all legal compliance requirements and regulations are captured for New Zealand, Australia and overseas export markets.
We do this through our extensive experience and knowledge of regulations, the legal framework, and have built trustworthy industry relationships over time.
HACCP (Hazard Identification and Critical Control Points) is a management system that uses a systematic, preventative approach to making safe food.
An effective Traceability system ensures product can be tracked one step forward and one step back at any point in the supply chain.
So, what’s an RMP? If you process or manufacture food from animal products, it is likely you’ll need an RMP.
We’re passionate about creating positive changes in the Health & Safety and workplace culture of businesses. Build a strong, engaged workforce where H&S is the norm everyday, rather than the exception.
Risk Mapping. Problem Solve sessions. Workshops.
Regular supplier audits will give you the assurance that your ingredients meet the standards and regulations you expect to confidently manufacture and export high quality, safe food and beverages.
The reality is real-life business critical events do happen. The key is being prepared. Prepared means having a documented system in place, good stock control systems and the team ready to perform their roles when the recall arises.
Cost Savings (Reformulation) | Quality Improvements (Functionality) | Nutritional Development | Ingredient Substitution | Flavour Development | Developing ‘Clean Label’ products
The Animal Products Act (APA) 1999 is New Zealand’s legal framework for processing animal products into food (such as meat and dairy products). It requires all animal products that are traded and used are fit for their intended purpose.
The APA requires, for the production and processing of certain animal materials and products to occur, these must operate under one or more Risk Management Programmes (RMPs).
An RMP is a documented programme that a business develops to identify and explain how known risks such as chemical, physical and biological risks will be managed.
RMPs are based on the principles of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP).
As a business owner, you are responsible for developing and maintaining an RMP. That’s where Produco can help you. We know the legislation and how to implement the legal requirements into your business processes.
Secondly, an RMP must be verified on a regular basis by an MPI-recognised verifier. Produco will take care of this part of the process in a timely way, working within your project requirements.
Our experience lies in our vast knowledge of the regulations which change frequently and vary greatly between different countries. Our ability to interpret which regulations are relevant for your business and products is our strength that will save you time and money and allow your business to operate safely and deliver on your promises to your customers. Protect your brand name and reputation.
Compliance costs lie with the requirement of independent evaluation (the initial start-up costs) and regular verification (ongoing). Regular audits ensure all biological, chemical and physical hazards are captured accurately in your Risk Management Plan (RMP) and HACCP Plan.
The cost also depends on the number of regulations you need to meet, the size of your business and whether you export or operate solely in the domestic market. Costs can be separated into two parts;
For details on specific charges, visit the Ministry for Primary Industries website on: https://www.mpi.govt.nz/