Freshcare in Focus – April 2021

Published on April 27, 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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FRESHCARE ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM RECEIVES QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT ACCREDITATION

Published on April 14, 2021
Great Barrier Reef

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

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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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Freshcare in Focus – March 2021

Published on March 30, 2021

Announced today, free access to Benestar services for Freshcare certified participants! Information on this initiative + more can be found in the March 2021 release of Freshcare in Focus, in inboxes today and available here: Freshcare in Focus – March 2021 Additional content includes: Flood and storm assistance | FarmHub

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Support for Flood Affected Growers – NSW North Coast

Published on March 9, 2021

The Department of Primary Industries Rural Recovery Support Service works with primary producers, growers, small landholders, and communities across rural NSW to support recovery after disasters or adverse events. The following information was provided to Freshcare to pass onto growers that may have been impacted by the recent flooding in

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FRESHCARE INTRODUCES NEW QR CODE SECURITY

Published on March 1, 2021

Freshcare is introducing QR codes on certificates across all its Standards to add a greater level of security and allow users to access real time up to date information on a business’s certification at the click of a button. The QR code is embedded in the certificate, helping to protect

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Freshcare in Focus – February 2021

Published on February 25, 2021

Today’s release of  Freshcare in Focus includes the following content:  Freshcare CEO visits production regions in NSW and QLD; NASAA Certified Organic additional approved CB; Focus on compliance and CAR closure; New look Freshcare Certificates coming March 2021; New Freshcare Recognised Suppliers; Industry surveys from Melons Australian and AgriFutures; Lost crop

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Freshcare in Focus – January 2021

Published on January 29, 2021

Today’s release of  Freshcare in Focus includes the following content:  2021 Welcome from CEO Jane Siebum Freshcare Certification Logo Use Freshcare Certified Business Search Freshcare Recognised Suppliers HARPS Version 2.0 – Public consultation extended until 31 Jan 2021 Freshcare AWISSP Certification for Sustainable Winegrowing Australia Pathogens article published in Agriculture Journal

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JANE SIEBUM APPOINTED CEO

Published on January 5, 2021

The Board of Freshcare is pleased to announce the appointment of experienced executive Jane Siebum to the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective Monday 4 January 2021. Freshcare Chairperson Allan Dall said: “As the custodian of Australia’s most widely used standards across the horticulture and viticulture sectors, we have

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Freshcare in Focus – December 2020

Published on December 22, 2020

Today’s release of  Freshcare in Focus  includes the following content:  End of year message from the Chairperson Banana Reef Reg Resources FSANZ – Targeted Consultation Survey (Berries, Leafy Veg, Melons). HARPS Version 2.0 – Public Consultation Open Until 15 Jan 2021 Freshcare Resources and Christmas Closure Subscribe: Join our mailing list

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