One of the requirements required by KEPHIS which is in the Kenya Flower Council (KFC) standard is the due diligence and adherence to the trace-ability, segregation and other requirements of the flower products and compliance along the supply chain, e.g. free from pests and disease, customer specifications etc. This is also in line with the KS1758.
Exporters of flowers sourcing flower products from other producers must comply with the following:
- Declare the sources of all flowers they sell.
- Conduct due diligence and ensure that the farms from where they source their products are compliant with various rules and procedures required along the supply chain.
- Segregate certified from non-certified flowers along the supply chain by documentation and record keeping as required.
- Document the whole trace-ability process of all their flower products sourced from other farms.
The exporters are required to demonstrate to Horticultural Crop Directorate (HCD) and KEPHIS that the suppliers i.e. stakeholders mapped along the supply chain are compliant with the requirements by records and documentation as per KS1758. The KFC code of practice is duly benchmarked and certified Members are automatically compliant.
In case you need any assistance on the above kindly get in touch with the Kenya Flower Council.