NZ Fresh Produce
Quality Assurance Programme

New Zealand GAP is a quality assurance programme owned by Horticulture NZ. The programme encompasses a traceable, accountable system for the production of fruit, vegetables, olives and flowers from crop to customer.

The programme provides confidence to the customers for buying fresh produce through the assurance that best practices for the production, packaging and distribution of New Zealand fresh produceare in place. In addition it also ensures reduction on the risk of health, safety and environmental issues.

We provide you with strategic and technical support on NZ GAP certification matters. We partnerwith you to improve results in business performance, achieve efficient and consistent compliance, reduce risks and align management systems and strategies to achieve certification. We work closely with you developing and implementing yourNZ GAP programme that enables you to boost your stakeholder and consumer confidence.

New Zealand GAP was first launched by Vegfed in 1999 and is now owned by Horticulture NZ. The Programme is supported by all major New Zealand retailers and fresh produce wholesalers such as Progressive Enterprises, Foodstuffs, Turners & Growers and MG Marketing. Accreditation to the New Zealand GAP programme is sought by these as a requirement for continued market access.

New Zealand GAP is based on:

• Good Agricultural Practice (GAP)
• The seven principles of HACCP (Hazard Analysis at Critical Control Points)
• Elements of ISO 9002

By meeting the standards required by the programme, New Zealand GAP Approved Suppliers are able to demonstrate to their customers that their products are of an acceptable quality, produced in a sustainable manner, and in the case of fruit and vegetables, safe to eat.
Where are you on the NZ GAP Certification journey?

Whether you’re new to NZ GAP 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 needs. We will custom design NZ GAP 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 NZ GAP quality assurance journey and understand why NZ GAP is good for your business. We will research and document an effective NZ GAP programme for you based on your specific processes, your objectives and your human and material resources .


With AverSafe discover the best way to implement NZ GAP into your business. We will work closely with you, sharing management system knowledge 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 system 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 you are NZ GAP 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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