The New Zealand Farm Assurance Programme (NZFAP) is a new industry standard farm assurance programme introduced in late 2017. The advantage of the NZFAP for our suppliers is a consistent set of requirements throughout the country.

It is designed to meet the demands of the world’s premier supermarket groups and their consumers. The NZFAP provides full customer compliance including traceability from the farm gate to the consumers plate ensuring the delivered product meets the highest of international standards.

In return for meeting these exacting standards, the NZFAP producers will have access to the world’s most discerning consumers, and your participation in this programme will enable maximum value to be obtained from the market place. 

The NZFAP has requirements in four main areas.

  1. Food safety

  2. Animal health and welfare

  3. Environmental sustainability

  4. Traceability

The fundamentals of the programme require compliance to the five freedoms of recognised international animal welfare standards;

  1. Freedom from Fear and Distress

  2. Freedom from Hunger and Thirst

  3. Freedom from Pain and Disease

  4. Freedom from Thermal Discomfort

  5. Freedom to express Normal Behaviour

Your AFFCO Buyer in conjunction with AsureQuality will work with you through an audit process to continue to ensure your farm and subsequently your livestock reach these standards.

Click the links below to find out more about the requirements of NZFAP:

NZFAP Programme Standard

NZFAP Farmers Handbook

To register for the NZFAP programme, please complete the application form below and return to the livestock services team.

NZFAP Application Form