Our customers require Supply Chain resilience, integrity and transparency, to meet the ever-increasing expectations of consumers.

Hawkins Watts New Zealand are certified to the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety, Issue 8, complying with this standard for Food Safety and Quality due diligence and Supplier approval. This provides independent endorsement for the reputation of the Hawkins Watts brand, with defined fundamental business processes.

For an ingredient manufacturer to supply to Hawkins Watts they must have a HACCP-based Food Safety Program (FSP), with preference given to those suppliers who are certified to a GFSI recognised standard.

The Hawkins Watts team take care to be well informed of pertinent issues by taking an active role in Industry groups and subscribing to multiple technical publications. This includes the Horizon Scan database which is a continuously updated collection of records gathered from scientific literature, media publications, regulatory reports, judicial records, and trade associations from around the world.

Hawkins Watts is also a member of the Allergen Bureau, supporting industry best practise initiatives for Allergen Management.


We welcome Food Safety Audits from our customers, as these always contribute to a system of continuous improvement.