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Food Safety & Quality (on-farm) - FSQ4.1 Full Course

The Freshcare Food Safety & Quality Standard - Edition 4.1 is for application by growers and grower/packers.

Developed to provide benefits to suppliers and customers by linking food safety on-farm to the quality and food safety management programs of other members of the fresh produce supply chain, the Freshcare Food Safety & Quality Standard - Edition 4.1 (FSQ4.1) outlines specific practices that must be implemented and maintained through production, to ensure continuous food safety and quality requirements are met on-farm.

The Freshcare FSQ4.1 training course provides an essential understanding of food safety and quality hazards in fresh produce and the practices required to comply with the criteria outlined in the Freshcare Standard. The eLearning platform presents examples of evidence of compliance; along with the tools and record-keeping documents needed to construct an on-farm food safety program.

The Freshcare FSQ4.1 training course content covers:

  • Analysing on-farm hazards from growing, harvesting and packing processes
  • Good agricultural practices for managing fresh produce food safety risks
  • Knowledge of supply chain food safety requirements
  • Documentation required for a Freshcare compliance
  • Steps to complete an audit and Freshcare certification

All elements of the Freshcare Food Safety & Quality Standard - Edition 4.1 (FSQ4.1)  as outline below, are covered in the course contents: 

Management

  • Scope and commitment
  • Documentation
  • Training
  • Internal audit and corrective action
  • Customer requirements

Food Safety & Quality

  • Hazard analysis
  • Growing site
  • Planting materials
  • Chemicals
  • Fertilisers and soil additives
  • Water
  • Allergens
  • Premises, facilities, equipment, tools, packaging and vehicles
  • Animals and pests
  • People
  • Suppliers
  • Food defence and food fraud
  • Product identification and traceability
  • Incident management, recall and withdrawal

Food Safety & Quality (on-farm) - FSQ4.1 Transition

The FSQ4.1 Transition module available via eLearning provides a self-navigated resource to get trainees updated on the changes from FSQ4 to FSQ4.1 only (30 pages of content, no quizzes or required uploads). 

Completion of the FSQ4.1 transition module provides upgrade training only - not full training required for new food safety managers or new businesses. 

Completion of this transition course will not provide you with a recognised Freshcare training certificate, if you need to complete full training to receive a Freshcare training certificate, you will need to enroll in the FSQ4.1 Food Safety & Quality training course.

 

Food Safety & Quality (supply chain) - SC1 Course

The Freshcare Food Safety & Quality – Supply Chain Standard - Edition 1 (SC1) is for application by businesses in the fresh produce supply chain including:

  • Packing & Handling (including Pre-pack/Re-pack)
  • Storage
  • Ripening
  • Transport & Distribution
  • Wholesale
  • Brokerage & Virtual Brokerage
  • Provedore

SC1 has been developed to address the challenges of food safety and quality compliance for businesses involved in fresh produce supply chain operations. Based on the accredited Freshcare Food Safety & Quality Standard, SC1 is comprised of prescriptive business-specific compliance criteria.

Consistent with the other Freshcare standards, all businesses participating in SC1 must have at least one representative (with day-to-day operational responsibility for the implementation and management of the standard) complete approved Freshcare Food Safety & Quality training to ensure a full understanding of the program requirements.

The training component for SC1 can be achieved via the Freshcare SC1 eLearning course, proudly supported by Fresh Markets Australia (FMA)*. 

All elements of the Freshcare Food Safety & Quality Supply Chain Standard Edition 1 as outline below, are covered in the eLearning course content: 

Management

  • Scope and commitment
  • Documentation
  • Training
  • Inspections, internal audit and corrective action
  • Customer requirements
  • Business continuity and incident management

Food Safety & Quality

  • Hazard analysis
  • Chemicals
  • Water
  • Allergens
  • Premises, facilities and vehicles
  • Maintenance, cleaning and waste management
  • Equipment, containers, packaging and labels
  • Pest management
  • People
  • Suppliers
  • Food defence and food fraud
  • Product identification and traceability
  • Product withdrawal and recall

*FMA members will be eligible for a 10% discount on course cost applicable to 30 June 2020 (please email [email protected]to receive a unique discount code).