Weekly Update 16th March 2022

Our pick of current industry news, events, developments and opportunities: Freshcare Small Business Event on 22nd March 2022 Freshcare invites NSW fresh produce growers and supply chain businesses to an event focused on boosting your business through certification. Proudly supported by NSW Government, this free event will be hosted by

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Freshcare Supports Fair Price for Produce

Freshcare supports Australian vegetable industry group AUSVEG’s call for an increase in prices paid to growers for produce, vegetables and potatoes. Produce prices have remained stable over the past two years, despite steep increases in farm input costs for Australian growers. The latest data from Harvest to Home indicated retail

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New Freshcare Event: Supply Chain Networking Seminar

Freshcare invites horticulture businesses in NSW that grow, pack, handle or distribute fresh produce and work throughout our supply chain, to join us for a networking event focused on certification options that protect and elevate the Australian horticulture industry. Proudly supported by NSW Government, this free event will be hosted

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Weekly Newswire 16th February 2022

Our pick of current industry news, events, developments and opportunities: Riverland red grape prices plummet as pandemic, tariffs and trade challenges take hold Following a bumper vintage last year, global freight pressures, an excess of stock in storage, tariffs in China and changing consumer behaviour due to the pandemic, demand for

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Freshcare in focus – Dec 2019

The December issue of Freshcare in focus is out today and includes the following content: Freshcare Christmas message and closure period Launch of the Freshcare Recognised Supplier Register FSQ4.1 are you ready? GSFI benchmarking update Freshcare Rules v4.3 applicable from 1 January 2020 Click to view: https://mailchi.mp/freshcare/in-focus-dec2019

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Freshcare in focus – Nov 2019

The November issue of Freshcare in focus is out today and includes the following content: Freshcare team changes Farewell to Clare Hamilton-Bate Welcome CEO Benjamin Wash Freshcare Rules v4.3 applicable from 1 January 2020 FSQ4.1 transition required by 1 January 2020 FSQ4.1 manuals now available Click to view: https://mailchi.mp/freshcare/in-focus-nov2019

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Freshcare Survey – Thank you to participants

The Freshcare 2030 Survey of participating businesses and stakeholders has now closed. Thank you to those that took the time to complete the survey and provide feedback that will help Freshcare best meet the needs of industry into the future. Congratulations to Shane, a vegetable producer from Manjimup WA who

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Freshcare 2030 survey launched

Freshcare is Australia’s industry owned on-farm assurance program established in 2000 for the fresh product sector.   With Australian agriculture predicted to have a value of $100bn by 2030[1], Freshcare believes that the time is right to talk with its members and stakeholders to ensure that its program is well positioned

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Environmental sustainability for flower production reaches a new benchmark

Industry recognition of environmentally sustainable flower production has reached a new benchmark, with Freshcare announcing Brushtop Farm as its first “Flower and Foliage” member certified to the Freshcare Environmental Standard (ENV3). Freshcare General Manager, Industry Development, Clare Hamilton-Bate said the certification highlighted the commitment of the farm and was a

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Fresh Produce Safety Centre Conference 2018

There’s only 12 days to go till the annual conference of the Fresh Produce Safety Centre Australia and New Zealand. With a packed program of industry and research leaders speaking to the theme “Food Safety – It’s Your Responsibility” it’s an event not to be missed by fresh produce stakeholders involved

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