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On Farm

Freshcare offers two certification programs for the growing and harvest of fruits, vegetables, nuts, flowers and foliage. These are presented in the following standards:

Food Safety & Quality

This program provides growers and grower-packers with the essential on-farm and post-harvest food safety criteria required to be met and maintained for the production of safe, quality, fresh produce.

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Environmental

This program is focused on best practice outcomes, to provide growers and grower-packers with a pathway to demonstrate sustainable production and environmental management.

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Wine Industry

Freshcare provides the underpinning certification standards for Sustainable Winegrowing Australia, enabling a verification pathway for grape growers and winemakers to demonstrate their commitment to making sustainable wine.

Sustainability - Viticulture

A customised sustainability standard for Australian grape growers, this program is focused on environmental, social and business best practice outcomes, for the long term sustainable production of wine grapes.

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Sustainability - Winery

A customised sustainability standard for Australian winemakers and wine businesses, this program offers a comprehensive, easy to follow and outcomes based program, specifically designed to aid in achieving sustainable winemaking.

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Supply Chain

Freshcare offers the following standards for businesses involved in the handling and supply of whole fresh produce post farm-gate through to retail sale:

Food Safety & Quality

This program is available to Australian businesses involved in the fresh produce supply chain including packhouses (pre-pack/re-pack); ripening; fumigation; storage, transport and distribution; wholesalers and provedores; agents and brokers.

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Environmental

This program is focused on best practice outcomes for supply chain business to demonstrate sustainable production and environmental management.

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On Farm

Freshcare offers two certification programs for the growing and harvest of fruits, vegetables, nuts, flowers and foliage. These are presented in the following standards:

Food Safety & Quality

This program provides growers and grower-packers with the essential on-farm and post-harvest food safety criteria required to be met and maintained for the production of safe, quality, fresh produce.

Find Out More

Environmental

This program is focused on best practice outcomes, to provide growers and grower-packers with a pathway to demonstrate sustainable production and environmental management.

Find Out More

Wine Industry

Freshcare provides the underpinning certification standards for Sustainable Winegrowing Australia, enabling a verification pathway for grape growers and winemakers to demonstrate their commitment to making sustainable wine.

Sustainability - Viticulture

A customised sustainability standard for Australian grape growers, this program is focused on environmental, social and business best practice outcomes, for the long term sustainable production of wine grapes.

More

Sustainability - Winery

A customised sustainability standard for Australian winemakers and wine businesses, this program offers a comprehensive, easy to follow and outcomes based program, specifically designed to aid in achieving sustainable winemaking.

More

Supply Chain

Freshcare offers the following standards for businesses involved in the handling and supply of whole fresh produce post farm-gate through to retail sale:

Food Safety & Quality

This program is available to Australian businesses involved in the fresh produce supply chain including packhouses (pre-pack/re-pack); ripening; fumigation; storage, transport and distribution; wholesalers and provedores; agents and brokers.

Find Out More

Environmental

This program is focused on best practice outcomes for supply chain business to demonstrate sustainable production and environmental management.

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Flexible, practical training options

Freshcare training ensures the standard's requirements are correctly interpreted and understood by all program participants.


Resources

Freshcare resources and tools are available for download, to assist you in addressing program requirements.

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Freshcare Recognised Suppliers Register

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Industry News


Freshcare in Focus – April 2021
27 April 2021

Today’s release of  Freshcare in Focus  includes the following content:  Freshcare Environmental Program Receives Queensland Government Accreditation; Update on Audits to FSQ4.2; Benestar® – Information for certified participants; New Freshcare Recognised Suppliers; National Fruit Fly Symposium registration; Freshcare Sustainability Standards for the Australian Wine Industry; Queensland Farmers chance to dispose

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Great Barrier Reef
FRESHCARE ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM RECEIVES QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT ACCREDITATION
14 April 2021

The Freshcare Environmental Program is now a recognised accreditation program for commercial banana cultivation in the Great Barrier Reef Catchment, under the Environmental Protection Act 1994, after receiving recognition by the Queensland Government. Sixty-five (65) percent of the banana industry in the Reef Catchment already demonstrate their commitment to protecting

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Queensland Farmers chance to dispose of their Agvet chemicals sustainably with ChemClear
14 April 2021

A ChemClear collection is on the way Queensland agvet chemical users. Agsafe’s ChemClear program is holding a collection in Queensland in July-August 2021. Agvet chemical users can now register their unwanted or obsolete agvet chemicals for collection by visiting the ChemClear website, www.chemclear.org.au or by calling 1800 008 182. Registrations

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