Is Freshcare Environmental Certification now a mandatory requirement for Banana growers in Reef Catchments?

Published on September 30, 2021

Complying with the Reef protection regulations is a mandatory requirement for all commercial banana growers in specified Reef catchment regions.

Freshcare Environmental and the Banana BMP are voluntary practice change programs that support the adoption of the legislated minimum practice agricultural standards.

Banana growers that choose to achieve Freshcare Environmental – Reef Assured certification are considered a lower priority for compliance inspections under the Reef protection regulations.