What's changing with registrations?
We've gone digital! Registration details can now be kept up-to-date online.
Important information like contact details, which packaging products you're supplying, and manufacturer details can now be maintained year-round. If you already supply packaging to the kiwifruit industry, you should have received an e-mail from Industry@Zespri.com with a unique link to set a password and login to this site for the first time. Check your inbox, including your junk folder, for this e-mail.
Once logged in, you can upload your important documents and check your details are up-to-date.
If you need help, refer to our step by step guide, or the list of required documents, on the Resources page.
The reputation and premium position held by New Zealand kiwifruit globally has been built on a platform of consistency in quality and the highest levels of compliance to international and customer standards.
Packaging used with Zespri kiwifruit is critical to Zespri’s ability to deliver to its brand propositions, both due to the physical demands of the lengthy supply chain and more intangible elements such as commitment to good ethical practices, regulatory compliance, food safety regulations and robust traceability systems. Our registration process aims to ensure these standards are upheld.
In order to submit your registration there are a few things you will need to supply in a digital format:
- Evidence of compliance to the relevant international food safety standards as stated in the Statement of Content and Manufacturing in the Zespri Manufacturers’ Specifications relevant to the packaging products you intend to supply. Examples of evidence would include copies of certificates of compliance from the manufacturing plant or a declaration of conformity on company letterhead. These documents must be current and date appropriate to the period of supply.
- Material specifications in respect of your packaging products (required every season, even if your packaging products are unchanged from the previous season).
- Confirmation that your subcontractors, service providers, agents, representatives and other parties under your control who are involved in the manufacturing of the packaging products of their components are aware of, and have agreed to comply with, the terms of this letter and all other Zespri requirements including the Manufacturers' Specifications.
- Confirmation that you are certified, or working towards certification, to GFSI (Global Food Safety Institute) accredited food safety certifications.
Once you have all these details, you can complete our online registration, which will confirm the accuracy of all contact information, packaging arrangements (i.e. which manufacturer is used for each product) and that you comply with the listed regulations and the other certifications your production plant and/or packaging products hold. This must be completed by a person with appropriate authority to bind.