Accreditation & Certification

Quality and consistency for manufacturing and supply of products is maintained through business systems accredited to ISO22000, FSSC22000 and ISO9001. Onsite analysis for product is completed in a laboratory where certain tests are accredited to ISO17025. Halal and Kosher accreditations along with HACCP food safety.

All our manufactured food-grade products are approved for both Halal and Kosher as are Avongold and Crude Maize Oil.

It is our objective to provide our customers with the best available products backed up by expert technical advice.


Being only the second company in New Zealand to achieve FSSC22000 – highest possible globally-recognised food safety accreditation – New Zealand Starch today is a leading supplier in non-GM and gluten free maize based products to customers across a wide spread of industry sectors both domestically and internationally.

New Zealand Starch Ltd.’s policy is to manufacture from only non-genetically modified ingredients a raw materials. This means for labelling under Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) the following applies for all products manufactured by New Zealand Starch Ltd.

” This product does not require labelling as a genetically modified food in accordance with food standard 1.5.2 –food produced using gene technology “

How is this status achieved?


Only traditional seed, conventionally bred and grown is used by New Zealand Starch.

Sowing & Harvesting

New Zealand Starch contracts for grain that is grown under an identity preserved system which preserves the genetic integrity of the grain. To ensure this integrity, crop inspections are undertaken and audits carried out to check farm hygiene, spraying regimes and isolation issues.

Collection, Transport & Storage

Cleaning standards are in place for all trailers, trucks and equipment moving maize. The silos are dedicated to maize. In New Zealand wet maize in season is harvested and transported directly to our plant in Auckland or dried before storage in silos.

Processing- Auckland

All our manufactured starch and glucose products are made from conventionally bred non-genetically modified maize. No genetically modified enzyme is used at this site.

Imported Products

Our other carbohydrate products are imported from a variety of countries. These processed products when included in a food do not require labeling as genetically modified food in accordance with Food Standard 1.5.2 (FSANZ) since they contain no “foreign”DNA or protein.

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