Prerequisites for Supply
All suppliers must obtain regulatory approval by meeting the
compliance requirements of Foodstuffs Approved Supplier Programme;
this is achieved by meeting the following:
- Suppliers must complete the Foodstuffs Compliance Package.
This document can also be made availablethrough the initiating
Foodstuffs Category/Merchandise Manager or by the Regulatory
- Food suppliers must be holding an appropriate food
certification acceptable to Foodstuffs. Please refer to page 4 of
the Compliance Pack for details of Foodstuffs certification
requirements. Where applicable all food suppliers must be
registered with the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI). Further
information on MPI registration and certifications can be found at
their website (www.foodsafety.govt.nz).
- Suppliers must register with GS1 ProductRecallnz. Foodstuffs
uses this system to manage productrecalls/withdrawals in our Member
Stores and Warehouses. Exemption to registration may be provided in
somecases to low-risk non-food suppliers; please contact the
relevant Regulatory team to discuss.
Contact your local Foodstuffs Regulatory/Food Safety team member
for any further compliance related query pertaining to the Supplier
Products must use appropriate EAN barcode symbology on all
retail and distribution units as a pre-requisite for supply, and
must meet the industry requirement for barcode verification.
Further details can be provided upon enquiry.
The Foodstuffs companies are developing their e-commerce
capability and are able to conduct much of their day to day
business with suppliers electronically. There is a range of options
that are available for suppliers ranging from web-based forms to a
fully electronic interface (B2B) using the latest techniques
available. The options will be outlined to new suppliers, but as a
minimum requirement all new suppliers must have a PC and
Each Foodstuffs Company has Trading Terms that set out the terms
and conditions of supply. Trading Terms cover arrangements for such
things as the transfer of the ownership of goods, trade spend,
settlement discount, payment terms, notice periods for price
adjustments, dispute resolution processes and so forth. Standard
terms apply to all suppliers and these may only be varied with
Foodstuffs' express agreement. We recommend that you become
familiar with the companies' respective Trading Terms before
submitting an application for a product listing.