Let your exports take flight
Waka Kuaka provides food business operators and exporters with expert assistance on regulatory compliance matters. Our lead consultant has over 20 years’ experience working in specialist areas of regulation in the food, animal product and production sectors – including over 10 years negotiating standards for food safety and animal health with overseas markets in Asia Pacific, North America, Latin America and Canada. We help you prioritise and implement your export goals with confidence.
Our mission is to promote and support New Zealand’s food and animal product export sector.
✔️ All export markets
✔️ Established businesses and those new to exporting food
✔️ Innovative technologies and products which may be new to markets
Our specialist services include:
• business mentoring and training on export and overseas market requirements • importing country regulatory risk assessment • liaising with regulators in New Zealand and overseas • assistance with documentation at the time of export/import • all regulatory aspects of food labelling for specific markets • nutrition information • label formatting • regulated claims and statements • food facility registrations and approvals • new and novel foods • US FDA registration • food safety manufacturing standard gap analysis • Foreign Supplier Verification Program guidance • solutions to address identified export compliance issues • food related regulatory environmental scans •
Whether your product is food, dietary supplements, food ingredients, food additives, animal products (includes meat, dairy, seafood, poultry, eggs and bee products), technical or pharmaceutical biological products, organic products, animal feed, pet food, or related areas such as pet shampoos or beeswax cosmetics, Waka Kuaka can help you research importing country requirements and build compliance into product innovation, to ensure smooth market entry and build customer confidence from the start.
Waka Kuaka New Zealand clients have a common focus on growing their business exporting, e-commerce and related activities. Waka Kuaka also provides services to New Zealand Trade & Enterprise in assisting overseas businesses to research the New Zealand regulatory environment. Our New Zealand clients may be eligible for funding for business mentoring services offered under the Regional Business Partnership Network.