AsureQuality is a leading provider of food safety and quality assurance services to the primary production and food manufacturing sectors in Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East and Asia.
The company offers audit, inspection, and testing services along the supply chain for customers throughout these regions.
Its team of 1,800 experts at more than 100 locations throughout Australasia, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, and China, work alongside customers in more than 40 countries to assure the safety and quality of food being produced for millions of people worldwide.
Environmental and food testing services
AsureQuality utilises a network of international laboratories to offer a wide range of environmental food testing for processors, producers, and competent authorities in the environmental and human health sectors.
As a specialist provider of proficiency services and reference materials, it also offers analytical benchmarking to more than 750 laboratories in 80 countries, providing independent assurance of accuracy and reliability in test results.
In addition, AsureQuality’s web-based laboratory information system VirtualLabPlus™ offers clients remote access to results from anywhere in the world.
Analysis for food manufacturers
AsureQuality offers a comprehensive range of analysis for food manufacturers ranging from raw materials through to finished products.
Available testing services include:
- Food nutrition
- Genetically modified organism (GMO) and allergens
- Food composition
- Potable and process water
- Export wine
- Environmental contaminants
- Physical and chemical contaminants
- Laboratory proficiency
- Imported foods
Food audit, inspection, and certification services
As a Conformity Assessment Body that is 100% owned by the New Zealand Government, AsureQuality offers independent and integrated audit, inspection, verification, and certification services to producers, processors, and retailers across the food and agricultural sectors.
The company’s portfolio of domestic and international accreditations demonstrates its trustworthiness and verifies its impartiality, competence, and consistency when it inspects, audits, and tests.
Certification services include:
- The British Retail Consortium (BRC)
- ISO 22000, ISO 9001, and ISO 14001
- Safe Quality Food Institute (SQF), Coles, Water Quality Association (WQA), McDonald’s BidVest, Burger King, Subway, Costco
- New Zealand Food Safety Authority (NZFSA) approved food control plans
- Linking Environment And Farming (LEAF)
- AsureQuality Organic Standard
- Wine Standard Management Plans
Food industry training programmes
As a recognised provider of industry aligned training, AsureQuality runs programmes designed by its own food safety experts to reflect current international food safety best practice and standards.
It constantly updates and expands its programmes in response to industry trends, customer issues, and legislative / international requirements.
Available training programmes span the meat, food, dairy, horticulture, agriculture, biosecurity, and apiary sectors.
- Food Safety
- Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP)
- Auditing Skills
- Meat Industry Standards
- Dairy Heat Treatment
- ISO 22000 Lead Auditor
- Animal Welfare
Product traceability and transparency
AsureQuality offers consumers food transparency programme AQ Assured™ (formerly inSight).
In partnership with traceability software Authenticateit™, AQ Assured™ provides an innovative way of building consumer confidence by providing shoppers with third party verified information about the products they are about to buy.
AQ Assured™ products undergo a supply chain risk assessment, resulting in verified product history and claims that can be accessed by scanning the product code with a mobile phone.