2016 – New Codes Launched – FSQ4 & ENV3

When the Freshcare Food Safety & Quality and Environmental Code reviews were initiated in 2014, the intention was to simply update content in response to participant and stakeholder feedback to create more practical, streamlined standards.

As the process got underway, it was evident that the new standards would also need to:

  • ensure structural alignment between the Freshcare Codes
  • provide improved access to guidance material – each code element now has clear references to records, Freshcare resources and external resources.

and for the Food Safety & Quality Code,

  • ensure compliance with the requirements of GFSI
  • align with the ‘go-to’ food safety resource for the Australian fresh produce industry, ‘The Guidelines for Fresh Produce Food Safety’

In June 2016, all these objectives have been achieved in the Food Safety & Quality Edition 4 (FSQ4) and Environmental Edition 3 (ENV3) Freshcare Codes that deliver practical compliance solutions for all stakeholders.

For more information about the new Freshcare Codes, see Freshcare Newsletter 27.

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