What is a management review?

A Management Review is a formal, structured meeting which involves owners and/or senior managers of the business and takes place at regular intervals throughout the year but must occur at least annually. The objective of the management review is to ensure the food safety and quality system implemented remains suitable,

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What is an incident management plan?

Incident management planning will help detail the steps to be taken before, during and after an incident or event to maintain the financial viability of the business. Proper planning and preparation by your business is key to avoid and reduce the risks associated with events or incidents that could result

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Who is JASANZ and how does this impact Freshcare?

JASANZ (Joint Accreditation System Australia New Zealand) is an accreditation body. JAS-ANZ accreditation sends a clear message. It says your Certification Body can be counted on to perform its duties—in an authoritative and impartial way. It flags that you have been approved by an independent third-party as a professional body

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What does Freshcare FSQ training cover?

Freshcare FSQ training introduces the key areas of food safety risk on-farm and allows you to apply these to your own operations, the training provides guidance on how to interpret the Standard requirements, manage any risks identified and outlines the procedures, practices and record keeping required to demonstrate compliance with

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I grow various crops as specified in my scope for Freshcare FSQ Certification. Do I have to have a residue test completed for each crop type?

The Freshcare Food Safety & Quality Standard requires each participating business to have an annual broad spectrum chemical residue test conducted by a NATA-accredited laboratory on one crop specified under their Freshcare scope. Therefore multiple residue tests are not required for Freshcare FSQ Certification, just one crop test per year.

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I grow different varieties of mandarins, and my customer requires a residue test on each variety. I’m looking at arranging to have a composite residue test undertaken. Does Freshcare accept composite residue test results?

Freshcare does accept composite residue test results, providing the test is a broad spectrum screen and has been conducted by an appropriate NATA – accredited laboratory. Composite residue testing is the testing of more than one product (of the same crop type), per residue test. Results are then distributed by

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What chemical users training course is acceptable for Freshcare?

Freshcare requires the following national competencies to be included in all chemical user training qualifications: AHCCHM303 – Prepare and apply chemicals AHCCHM304 – Transport and store chemicals. Some examples of training course providers that deliver these competency units are AusChem Training, ChemCert Australia and SmartTrain.

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