AUDIT REQUIREMENTS


When must a site have its first SIZA audit after registration? 

SIZA does not prescribe when sites must have their first audit after registration on the SIZA Platform.  A site can remain a provisional member of SIZA on the system until it has a third party audit.  After the audit the site becomes a full member as its SAQ information will have been verified in the audit process.  The site then gets into the SIZA Audit Frequency cycle according to the SIZA Audit Frequency Matrix.  There is no prejudice to growers in being a provisional member. 

How often must a site do an audit? 

Once a site has done its first SIZA audit it gets into the SIZA Audit Frequency cycle which prescribes the frequency of audits according to the SIZA Audit Frequency Matrix.

When must a site do its next audit if they did a SIZA audit?

The next audit of these sites will be based on the Audit Frequency Matrix and depends on the number of non-compliances which have not been completed and signed off as agreed to in the Corrective Action Plan Report. After the final date for completing non-compliances has passed, the site will be sent a letter indicating its risk rating and when their next audit will be due.

SIZA Audit Process and Methodology Sept 2016 V3.5 final.pdf