Joint Accreditation System of Australia & New Zealand (JAS-ANZ)
JAS-ANZ is the government-appointed accreditation body for Australia and New Zealand responsible for accrediting certification bodies to enable them to undertake GAP audits. Third-party accreditation is recognised around the world as the highest and most credible type of recognition that a certification or inspection body can obtain.
Accreditation entails the endorsement of a conformity assessment body’s competence, credibility, independence and integrity in carrying out its conformity assessment activities. This enhances the authority of conformity assessment bodies in conducting its conformity assessment activities in certification and inspection. The ISO defines accreditation as a third-party attestation related to a conformity assessment body conveying formal demonstration of its competence to carry out specific conformity assessment tasks.
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AsureQuality is a leading provider of food safety and quality assurance services to the primary production and food manufacturing sectors in New Zealand, Australia, Asia and the Middle East. AsureQuality has a long association with the NZGAP programme delivering audits and laboratory testing. Their NZGAP auditors are located throughout the key growing regions of New Zealand and have in depth understanding of the horticulture industry.
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Greg Hodges - AsureQuality
NZGAP Programme Manager
Phone: +64 6 870 7634
SGS New Zealand Limited
SGS New Zealand Limited is part of a global company providing leading inspection, auditing, certification and verification services. We provide audit services to the following standards: SQF, BRC-Food, Storage and Distribution, Packaging, NZGAP, GlobalGAP, Tesco Nurture and Costco to a wide range of primary producers, food processors and manufacturers. SGS NZ Limited is accredited
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Sally Green - SGS NZ Limited
Phone:+64 6 831 0881
Certification vs Accreditation
GAP certification is an independent, third-party endorsement of a horticulture business's assurance systems and crops, while accreditation is a third-party endorsement of the audit system within which certified businesses operate (i.e. Accreditation of AsureQuality and SGS NZ Limited).