Industry Services

The AgriChain Centre is a JAS-ANZ accredited inspection body, in compliance with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17020. Our industry services portfolio is underpinned by this accreditation.

The services we offer include:

  • Produce Quality Assessments
  • Produce Surveys
  • Mystery Shopping
  • Crop Scouting
  • Regulatory Sampling Programmes

The common elements in these services are our ability to assist you in a timely, professional, cost effective, accurate, and easy to follow fashion. Our Survey work is aligned with our clients’ business goals. Business is all about achieving results. Results need to be measured to ensure goals are being achieved.

Measuring products, outcomes or processes ensures a business stays on track and takes stock of situations or outcomes so that meaningful communication with customer and/or suppliers can take place.

For more information, please contact us, or freephone 0800 24 74 24.


Produce Quality Assessments

A Quality Assessment provides sellers guidance on product condition in order to determine consumer channels and realistic shelf life expectations.

Produce Surveys

We have  a vast range of experience in all aspects of the produce business, and are able to assess any produce, covering the range from Avocados to Zucchinis.

Mystery Shopping

Mystery shoppers typically mirror customer behaviours to understand the habits deemed important for the retailer, the packhouse, an industry or the consumer.


Regulatory Sampling Programmes

We specialise in Regulatory Sampling Programmes. Our staff manage the chain of custody between sample collection and arrival at laboratories for analysis.



The need to protect New Zealand’s natural and physical resources from pests and disease is critical. We provide Biosecurity consultancy and project management.

Food Safety

All produce businesses need to comply with the Food Act 2014.  We can assist you to understand your obligations and opportunities in this area.