The Woolworths Quality Assurance (WQA) standard applies to companies who supply fresh foods and Woolworths brands into the Woolworths and Progressive supermarkets within New Zealand and Australia. The WQA standard is benchmarked against global food standards and international retailing best practice. The standard focuses on food safety, quality and legality. Woolworths requires the provision of consistently safe products of the highest quality. WQA certification provides an assurance to Woolworths and Progressive that the WQA standard is being maintained effectively.
Certification is specific to:
- The products the Woolworths Business Team have nominated you to supply
- The individual premises from which these products are supplied
Each product category has its own unique requirements. A list of each category requirements, plus further information on the certification process and the WQA standard can be found on the Woolworths website.
Telarc has approved auditors who are authorised to conduct WQA audits on behalf of SAI Global Ltd. Telarc also has the ability to integrate and combine audits which has the benefits of reduced time on site and costs to your company.