6. How long will it take to transition to FSQ4.1?
A transition period of six months has been applied to align with retailer compliance deadlines.
From 1 July 2019 to 31 December 2019, Freshcare members will be able to choose to be audited to either FSQ4 or FSQ4.1, depending on their level of preparedness.
As the majority of changes to the Standard relate to the management aspects of compliance, a review and update to your system with the resources provided should be relatively straightforward and completed over a few hours.