What are the requirements?
List of produce handling staff (copy)
Academic qualification (copy)
The farm/go-down managers should have a minimum qualification of a diploma in the field of agriculture.
Traceability procedure (copy)
Waste disposal plan (copy)
Medical report (copy)
Of the employees.
Evidence of market requirements
The produce handlers must be aware of the specific market requirements of the importing country.
Protective clothing and equipment
Calibrations of machines
As per KEBS standards.
Of the owner or appointed technical personnel.
Additionally, for fresh produce
Additionally, for dry commodities
Should be jute bags.
E.g., tea, coffee, maize, sisal, cotton etc.
The time taken to carry out the audit depends on the size of the farm or go-down facility and the number of inspectors.
Attention at counter:
- Max. 5h.
Waiting time until next step:
Min. 1 day
- Max. 3 days
Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service Act No. 54 of 2012
The Agricultural Produce (Export) Act 319
Sections 3, 4
Crops Act (2013)
Sections 6, 8, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 40
Field audits are mandatory for all fresh produce exporters. The farm owner or their representative must be present during the audits. Intense audits are done on the following; Vegetables (chillies, basil, and Asian vegetables), flowers (gypsophila, eryngium, statice, solidago, hypericum, and carnations (dianthus)) and plants for propagation (rooted and un-rooted, herbaceous and non-herbaceous). Risk profiling requirements are specific to importing market requirements, according to type of pests and destinations, number of notifications and number of rejections/interceptions. The inspection can be done by one or two inspectors depending on the size the farm or go-down facility.