Audit Services - Poultry Sector

We provide third-party audit and verification services to the poultry sector in New Zealand.

What we do in the poultry sector:
  • We work with industry stakeholders at all levels, i.e. the poultry farms all the way through to the industry standards bodies and marketers.
  • We liaise with stakeholders to develop measures of quality, welfare and environmental responsibility to form the basis of an industry agreed standard.
  • We have developed an electronic auditing platform to streamline the capture, analysis, and reporting of information.
  • We have integrated training and on-farm coaching systems to upskill farmers. This can also include the development of core work instructions as visual multimedia instructions. This is a great way to ensure consistency and compliance throughout the sector.
  • We developed an integrated dashboard for each poultry farmer to enable them to quickly see how they are going and where they need to focus.
  • We are also proficient at reporting back to industry stakeholders and regulators.

The final result is a programme that was developed for the industry…by the industry… it is accepted and ‘owned’ by poultry farmers.  They know that QCONZ is there for the benefit of the farmers and for the longer term market access of the products they produce.

Case Study - SPCA Animal Welfare Certified

SPCA’s Animal Welfare Certified is the only 100% independent animal welfare accreditation in New Zealand. It is independent from the food and farming industries and run by SPCA New Zealand.

QCONZ certify that farming products have met the SPCA Animal Welfare Certified standards applied to New Zealand produced eggs, chicken and pork products, giving consumers the assurance that they are helping raise standards of care well beyond legal requirements as well as providing a good life for New Zealand’s animals.

The SPCA Animal Welfare Certified standards can only be met after confirmation by a Royal New Zealand SPCA employee or a third-party auditor contracted by Royal New Zealand SPCA who has been trained to the SPCA Animal Welfare Certified standards. Following this, the SPCA will issue a ‘Certificate of Approval’ for the farm or the site that has successfully passed the audit.

Often the terms ‘free range’, ‘free farmed’ or ‘free to roam’ provide no assurance of animal welfare and may lead to consumers being misled by marketing terms, but we provide independent audits against the SPCA Animal Welfare Certified standards. In fact, we audit every ‘certified’ supplier at least twice annually to confirm that farming products have met SPCA’s high animal welfare certified standards.

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