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NZ GLOBALG.A.P. Working Group

Name Change

We have simplified the name of the New Zealand National Technical Working Group to “New Zealand GLOBALG.A.P. Working Group”.  The new name will make it more understandable and accessible for everybody here in New Zealand.

The formal New Zealand GLOBALG.A.P. National Technical Working Group name will be retained for communications with GLOBAL.G.A.P.

 

Think Global, Act Local

The New Zealand GLOBALG.A.P. National Technical Working Group (NZ NTWG), officially launched in 2017 and was established to interpret the Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA) GLOBALG.A.P. Crops standards at a local level, here in New Zealand.

The Working Group works to identify specific local translations with legislation, systems and implementation challenges of the GLOBALG.A.P. standard for developing relevant guidelines in New Zealand. The annual workplan is set to support both the certification bodies and fruit and vegetable producers to implement the GLOBALG.A.P. Control Points and Compliance Criteria at a national level.

GLOBALG.A.P. certification opens up export market opportunities in Europe and across the world for producers in New Zealand.

Click here to access GLOBALG.A.P. website

If you are interested in becoming a member or would like more information, please contact the Secretariat Jacqueline Neave, or call 027 388 8466.

  

Main activities and duties

  • Development of National Interpretation Guidelines,
  • Work closely with regulators to interpret and align New Zealand legislation with the GLOBALG.A.P. audit process and guidelines e.g. Food Act,
  • Collaborative approach in establishing guidelines and sharing of resources across the different sectors for horticulture,
  • Maintain strong ties between New Zealand and GLOBALG.A.P. with updates from in New Zealand and approval for the National Interpretation Guidelines,
  • Represent New Zealand producers and sectors on the GLOBALG.A.P. Technical Committees by providing feedback on the challenges faced with the GLOBALG.A.P. Standard in New Zealand.
  • Work to streamline the GLOBALG.A.P. certification process with numerous compliance requirements in New Zealand, focussing on mitigating audit burden and costs to procedures.

 

Structure

Chair: Glen Bradbury, Zespri

Secretariat: Jacqueline Neave, Horticulture NZ

National Technical Working Groups and GLOBALG.A.P.

The Working Group plays a valuable role in collaborating with GLOBALG.A.P. both via the secretariat and the GLOBALG.A.P. Technical Committees on issues and improvement strategies.

 

Members

Organisation 

Representative

Horticulture New Zealand (host) 

www.hortnz.co.nz

 Jacqueline Neave (Secretariat)

 

Zespri International Ltd

www.zespri.com

 Glen Bradbury (Chair)

Avocado International Council

industry.nzavocado.co.nz

Graeme Munro

 NZGAP

www.nzgap.co.nz

 Damien Farrelly 

 SGS


www.sgs.co.nz

 Peter Ward

Assure Quality

www.asurequality.com

 Karen Satherley

Matt Gallagher

Onions NZ

www.onionsnz.com

James Kuperus

NZ Apples & Pears Ltd.

www.applesandpears.nz

 Gary Jones

Hans Doevendans

Danielle Adsett

Seeka

www.seeka.co.nz

John Glass

 

Documents

The New Zealand GLOBALG.A.P. Working Group collaborates with government, industry and other relevant research bodies to develop support and guidance for the implementation of the GLOBALG.A.P. standard here in New Zealand.

New Zealand GLOBALG.A.P. Documents

NTWG Workplan 

NTWG Terms of Reference

GRASP NIG

Food Act

GLOBALG.A.P. Approval Report – Template Food Control Plan

Supporting Guidelines

FPSC Food safety guidelines

 

 

ChairGlen Bradbury, Zespri

Secretariat: Jacqueline Neave, Horticulture NZ

National Technical Working Groups and GLOBALG.A.P.

The Working Group plays a valuable role in collaborating with GLOBALG.A.P. both via the secretariat and the GLOBALG.A.P. Technical Committees on issues and improvement strategies.