I grow various crops as specified in my scope for Freshcare FSQ Certification. Do I have to have a residue test completed for each crop type?
The Freshcare Food Safety & Quality Standard requires each participating business to complete a multi-screen test that includes chemicals used as part of your spray program and, where applicable, postharvest chemicals.
A rotation system must be used so that a different crop is tested each year.
There should be more than one product tested, where there are significant differences in crop groupings managed, and/or chemical application/treatment programs.
To ensure appropriate control of risk, a business must assess whether further testing is required. If required, product testing is to be completed by a NATA-accredited laboratory.
Please note that customer specific requirements may differ to Freshcare requirements and hence residue testing per crop may be necessary for some customers.