New Zealand Farm Assurance Programme (NZFAP)

The New Zealand Farm Assurance Programme is now owned and managed by New Zealand Farm Assurance Incorporated (NZFAI). Click here to access the NZFAI website where you will find NZFAP information, frequently asked questions, farmer application, standards and the handbook.

The New Zealand Farm Assurance Programme (NZFAP) is a national farm assurance programme developed by the Red Meat Profit Partnership (RMPP).


New Zealand operates a range of industry audit systems. The purpose of NZFAP is to streamline the process for farmers and ensure everyone is working to a single standard for the whole industry.

Today's modern meat consumer is asking "where has this product come from? How was it raised? Is it safe for my family to eat?" Red meat produced under the NZFAP comes with assurances on integrity, origin, traceability, bio-security, environmental sustainability and animal health and welfare - all essential to maximising product returns and meeting the expectations of our diverse international customers.  

The aspiration is that all New Zealand red meat farmers become NZFAP-accredited and all New Zealand meat exporting companies adopt the foundation standard.The New Zealand red meat industry will have a single NZFAP that harmonises standards, eliminates duplication and provides New Zealand representatives a stronger negotiating position in Overseas Market Access Requirements (OMARs) and global market access for New Zealand red meat.

NZFAP will enhance the already-high consumer confidence in New Zealand red meat products. The ultimate goal is that all sheep, beef and deer farmers are involved in NZFAP. 

The national roll-out began in June 2017. To include the deer industry, RMPP  teamed up with a Primary Growth Partnership programme called Passion2Profit to create an across-the-board robust approach.