Guidelines

These guidelines can assist growers to meet the requirements of New Zealand GAP 

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The guidance documents have been developed by a number of organisations and cover a range of topics relevant to NZGAP:

Further information is also available in the NZGAP scheme rules and growers may contact an NZGAP advisers for help in preparation for an audit:

 

 (click on the document image to open the pdf and download a copy)


 

FOOD SAFETY GUIDELINES

Title Document_Download  Tools/Templates Description  Source
         
Guidelines for Fresh Produce Food Safety Guidelines fo Fresh Produce Food Safety cover   These guidelines are designed to assist growers, packers, transporters, wholesalers, retailers and others involved in the fresh produce supply chain to identify and assess potential food safety hazards. Fresh Produce Safety Centre Australia & New Zealand
         
         
Guideline for Off-label use of Agrichemicals Off label guideline cover2
Off-label use of agrichemicals is needed to manage pests, diseases and weeds in a number of minor fruit and vegetable crops. This guide provides growers with practical information around off-label use of agrichemicals to ensure growers meet regulatory requirements under the ACVM, HSNO, HSAW and Food Acts.  NZGAP

 Other Food Safety Guidelines

 


 

 HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDELINES

Title Document_Download  Tools/Templates Description  Source
         
Keep Safe, Keep Growing: How to be healthy and safe in horticulture Keep safe keep growing cover
This guide is about protecting the productivity of your farm and the lifestyle you enjoy. This guide will help you work out the best way for you to identify, manage and communicate health and safety risks to family and workers plus what part other people on farm should play in risk management.
HortNZ, Woksafe

 

 


 

ENVIRONMENT GUIDELINES

Title Document_Download  Tools/Templates Description  Source
         
Erosion & Sediment Control Guidelines for Vegetable Production Erosion and sediment Control Guideline Cover  
The Guideline aims to provide information to growers on a range of possible control measures and options to assist in achieving sustainable land management.
HortNZ
         
         
Code of Practice for Nutrient Management Code of Practice for Nutrient Management Cover  
This Code of Practice is designed for growers to understand and implement good and best management practices for nutrient management, particularly nitrogen, and to assist where resource consent is required from Regional Council.
HortNZ
         
         
Vegetable Washwater Discharge - Code of Practice Vegetable Washwater Discharge Code of Practice cover  
This Code of Practice, checklist, decision tree, and reference values is a self-audit to assist growers in determining if any discharge of vegetable washwater meets Good Practice.
HortNZ

NZGAP System


NZGAP Licence Agreement


NZGAP Advisers

 

 Name Business  Location  Address  Email  Phone 
Kush Manga Green Light Systems Pukekohe PO Box 357, Pukekohe, 2120 kush@greenlightsystems.co.nz 021 360 730
Cath Carter Hill Road Consulting Gisborne   consulting@hillroadorchard.co.nz 027 781 1000

 

*if you would like to become listed here as an NZGAP adviser, please email us at: nzgap@hortnz.co.nz