Our Accreditations

Tesco Food Std  (blue accreditation)

Golden Bay Fruit is proud to have achieved Tesco Nurture Gold Standard – the highest possible accreditation from this giant UK supermarket chain.

Tesco Nurture is a standard required for producers supplying Tesco with fresh fruit, vegetable and salad products. Suppliers are audited annually.

This certification of fruit production provides a guarantee to customers that fruit and vegetables from TESCO suppliers are grown in an environmentally responsible way.  The scheme is based on the implementation of more restrictive requirements than those established in the legislation covering the use of plant protection products and the upper residue limits of plant protection products in fresh products.


GRASP is an annual orchard-based standard designed to assess social practices on the orchard. It covers 11 standardized requirements that address specific aspects of workers’ health, safety, and welfare as well as one additional QMS requirement. GRASP is designed to extend the social standards of the GLOBALG.A.P. certification.

BRC British Retail Consortium

BRC is a quality management system designed by supermarkets to specify the safety, quality, legality and operational criteria needed to ensure both legal compliance and protection for the consumer. Our packhouses are audited annually by suitably trained third parties to meet this standard.


The Safe Quality Food (SQF) Program is a rigorous and credible food safety and quality program that is recognized by retailers, brand owners, and food service providers world-wide. Recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative, the SQF family of food safety and quality codes are designed to meet industry, customer, and regulatory requirements for all sectors of the food supply chain – from the farm or orchard all the way to the retail stores.