To supply food products to Foodstuffs as an importer, broker and/or brand owner, your business must be certified as an approved supplier.
To gain certification, you must be assessed for compliance with Foodstuffs' food safety requirements, along with many other commercial and technical requirements. (We can't help you with these other requirements – you must discuss them directly with the category manager or store buyer).
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We can help you with the food safety requirements for becoming a Foodstuffs Approved Supplier – both with your assessment and with putting the right systems in place if needed.
We are a preferred service provider to Foodstuffs, able to certify you as being compliant in food safety.
Your certification will be recognised nationally, by both cooperatives – Foodstuffs North Island and Foodstuffs South Island.
A Detailed overview of the Foodstuffs food safety requirements for food importers, brokers, distributors and brand owners can be viewed HERE
Your details are entered into our database and we send you:
Submit you details HERE to start the Foodstuffs Approved Supplier Programme
You compile all documentation before we meet, which saves you time and money.
Focus on the products you wish to supply, how these products are manufactured, stored and transported to New Zealand, then on to Foodstuffs' member stores.
Having the right paperwork available in advance will speed up the process. That's how you save time and money.
If there are documentation requirements that you can't currently meet, we can help with templates or suggest options once you've been assessed.
Once you are ready we will confirm the date of your assessment and conduct the assessment
Typically we meet with you for about 1-2 hours to confirm your current systems and processes, and to help you achieve Foodstuffs' requirements.
Alternatively, if you are based outside the Auckland region, we are able to conduct your assessment via phone/email/Skype/Zoom.
Following your assessment, we prepare a report for you. For any Foodstuffs requirements that you don't already meet, we agree a time frame for you to do so.
When you're fully compliant, we issue you with certification detailing your success in the programme. This is valid for a set period (12 months to 3 years depending on the type of business you are).
You need a re-assessment at the required frequency to maintain your approved supplier status. Again, we can do this for you.
You are responsible for ensuring that your re-assessment is conducted before your approved supplier certificate expires.