Our world class food safety and traceability systems reduce risk and give peace of mind.
Mr Apple has food safety and traceability certifications from some of the most demanding programs in the world.
GRASP (GLOBALG.A.P. Risk Assessment for Social Practice)
Plus, several GLOBALG.A.P. add-ons and other customer specific requirements
IFP (Integrated Fruit Production)
IPM (Integrated Pest Management)
NZAPI random residue testing programme (industry body)
New Zealand MPI Accredited
BioGro export registered
TMPS (Tesco Minimum Produce Standard)
New Zealand Customs Secure Exports Scheme (SES)
USA FDA and USDA registered
Phytosanitary programme registered for Taiwan, China, Japan, Russia and Thailand markets
Plus other customer-specific compliance requirements
New Zealand Food Act Registered
Toitū Carbon Reduce Programme
SEDEX SAQ & FSA Registered
Investing in Traceability for Our Customers
Food safety has become a major focus world-wide. So the New Zealand apple industry has invested heavily over many years to ensure the minimum of human intervention in its growing practices, opting instead for biological pest and disease management, making our apples almost indistinguishable from organic fruit.
Mr Apple has invested $4 million dollars in the most sophisticated and comprehensive traceability system in NZ, “MAX”.
We can trace cartons from arrival destination all the way back through transport, documentation, packhouse (including time, day, run, pallet and carton number) right back to the truck, the orchard, the bay the apple came from and the picker who picked the fruit.
Our traceback system also links to spray diaries, which provide information on what, when, where and who grew the apple in question.
Mr Apple also conducts extensive residue testing each year to ensure fruit integrity destined for certain markets and customers.
Recently published international data shows that New Zealand apples contain between 19 and 28 times less residues than either the US or Chile, and even much more significantly lower than other countries with which we compete.
Mr Apple has invested heavily in developing quality systems software to manage crop forecasting, bin inventory, fruit maturity, packhouse management, coolstore inventory, sales planning, shipping and logistics, orchard budgeting, management reporting and spray application.
This comprehensive and fully transparent system allows complete traceability of all product from orchard to coolstore to market.
Mr Apple’s integrated MAX system enables complete product traceability.