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Food Safety & Quality (on-farm) - FSQ4 training

 

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 Code of Practice - Food Safety & Quality Edition 4 (FSQ4) outlines specific practices that must be implemented and maintained to assure continuous food safety and quality requirements are met on-farm.

The Freshcare FSQ4 training course provides an essential understanding of food safety and quality hazards in fresh produce and the practices to comply with Freshcare certification requirements. 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 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 Edition 4 Code of Practice (FSQ4)  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
  • Recall

Food Safety & Quality (supply chain) - SC1 training

 

Freshcare is pleased to announce the release of the JAS-ANZ accredited Freshcare Food Safety & Quality – Supply Chain Standard Edition 1 (SC1) 

In response to industry and market requests, the 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 and covers businesses involved in the following areas of the fresh produce supply chain:

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

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 contents: 

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 (please email [email protected]to receive a unique discount code).