Level 2 implications for GAP certification and Food Act | 18th May 2020
Food Act 2014
On-site verifications are now permitted at Level 2 if completed alongside a recognised GAP audit, with appropriate safety measures in place. The on-site time will be minimised by availing of the off-site audit modules (e.g. sending documents and records to the auditor prior to the site visit) for NZGAP and GLOBALG.A.P.
NZGAP certification continues to be provided remotely under Level 2 via online registration, renewal and certification processes. Printed certificates and implementation manuals will be posted out when staff return to the HortNZ office. NZGAP audits will continue to be carried out on-site (with off-site checking of documentation and records), or using the newly developed remote option during level 2.
GLOBALG.A.P. has launched a new “GLOBALG.A.P. remote
” option which enables remote audits with immediate effect. GLOBALG.A.P. Remote is available to NZ growers, but cannot be used for the latest version (version 5.3-GFS) as remote audits are not currently accepted for GFSI recognised standards. GLOBAG.A.P. audits will continue to be carried out on-site (with off-site checking of documentation and records) during level 2.