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

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:


Food Safety Guidelines

Title Document Download Tools/Templates Description Source
Guidelines for Fresh Produce Food Safety 2019      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
 Guidelines for Off-label use of Agrichemicals    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    Interactive Health and Safety Toolkit 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, Worksafe

Environment Guidelines

Title Document Download  Tools/Templates  Description  Source 
Erosion & Sediment Control Guidelines for Vegetable Production     The Guideline aims to provide information to growers on a range of possible control measures and options to assist in achieving sustainable land management.
Code of Practice for Nutrient Management     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.
Vegetable Washwater Discharge Code of Practice     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.

NZGAP System

NZGAP Licence Agreement

NZGAP Advisers

Name Business  Location  Address  Email  Phone 
 Kush Manga  Green Light Systems  Pukekohe   PO Box 357, Pukekohe, 2120  021 360 730
 Cath Carter  Hill Road Consulting Gisborne  027 781 1000