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Food Safety

Approved Supplier Process

As part of the requirements under the Exemption to the Food Hygiene Regulations (1974), Foodstuffs South Island Limited has set up an approved supplier database on behalf of our stores. To enable approval, Foodstuffs South Island Limited needs to be assured that all products supplied to its group members are safe and do not adversely impinge on any safety standards implemented by those group members within their premises.

Vendors are required to complete and return to Foodstuffs South Island Limited the approved supplier declaration pack accompanied by copies of relevant certifications/licenses.

Foodstuffs require all vendors to implement one of the following to gain exemption from the Food Hygiene Regulations 1974 and move under the Food Act 1981 to obtain FULL Supplier Approval:

• HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point)
• MAF (Risk Management Programme)
• NZFSA (New Zealand Food Safety Authority)
• New Zealand GAP
• Global GAP (EurepGAP)
• Wine Standards Management Plan
• Codex or Global standards other than EurepGAP - for international certifications/imports
• Foodstuffs Importer/Broker Standard

With exception to the exclusions noted below, Foodstuffs will grant six months' interim approval from the date of application to become an approved supplier. After six months the supplier is required to have implemented a food safety programme/plan (appropriate to their business) and have had an independent audit from an NZFSA approved auditor. Once exemption has been granted, a copy of your exemption certificate is then to be sent to Foodstuffs South Island Limited. On receipt of completed information, suppliers will be granted full approved supplier status with Foodstuffs South Island Limited.

No Interim Approval Granted For:

New Zealand GAP
A full approval will be given on receipt of the GAP certificate issued by Hort NZ.

Foodstuffs Importer/Broker Standard
Full approval granted once certificated by Assured Food Safety - contact Shane Hopgood 09 846 8492 or mobile 0274 726 657.



  Compliance Pack July 2018 (488kb)


  Compliance Pack July 2018 (488kb)

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