7th Nov 2017 - NZGAP is in the final stages of benchmarking to GLOBALG.A.P. version 5.1
The latest round of benchmarking includes some minor changes to wording and question categories from version 5.0. The updated standard, (NZGAP GLOBALG.A.P. Equivalent v6.1) will be available to growers in December and will be required for any NZGAP GLOBALG.A.P. Equivalent audits completed after 1st January 2018.
NZGAP has reviewed and updated the guidance documents for the updated standard to make it more user friendly, and this new implementation guideline will also be available for growers when v6.1 is launched in December.
1st Sept 2017 - New Zealand GAP has successfully benchmarked its GLOBALG.A.P. Equivalent scheme to the new version of GLOBALG.A.P. (version 5)
Benchmarking means that growers can use the export version of the NZGAP programme to obtain a GLOBALG.A.P. certificate to meet their customer requirement in export markets. The NZGAP benchmarked programme is a fantastic scheme and offers growers a relevant and efficient way to gain GLOBALG.A.P. certification. We strongly encourage export growers to look at the NZGAP programme for their certification.
Market certification is complex and our advice is always to ask your exporter and marketer about the certificates that you need for the markets you supply.
Growers requiring urgent audits will already have received the new checklist and standard. NZGAP will be distributing a new look standard and infopack for all NZGAP GLOBALG.A.P. Equivalent Growers in December.