Traceability and Reports

Clear Traceability from the Farm to Final Product

Quality and safety are the driving forces behind The New Zealand Blackcurrant Co-operative, the growers and marketers of New Zealand Blackcurrants.  As a result, the Co-operative  has developed a traceability system that ensures their customers receive quality New Zealand Blackcurrants each and every time.

It is mandatory for all Co-operative growers to attach a card with the following information to every bin of Blackcurrants harvested (350 to 500kg):

The grower’s name

The field block where the fruit grew

The harvest date

The variety of Blackcurrants


Bin number

All subsequent processes – from fruit acceptance by the Co-operative of only the best fruit to processing – is recorded. This makes it possible to trace where the fruit from each grower goes and to easily learn where the ingredients for each product originate.  This means that any manufacturer in the world can know from what field in New Zealand their Blackcurrants came, when it was harvested, and how it has been processed.

Growers must also record and submit accurate records of any pesticides or fertilizers that may be used during the complete growing cycle of the berries. This information can also be determined by the manufacturer.

Growers Report

The clean growing conditions, pure air and water, and high levels of sunshine in New Zealand give New Zealand Cassis the highest levels of health-giving features.

This Report will give you a variety of information including cassis farming throughout the year, trending products or lifestyle tips with cassis, fresh from the growers in New Zealand to you.

*Click each title to see the report in a PDF format.

Currant News