The Supply Chain Standard has been developed to provide a food safety and quality management program for businesses involved in fresh produce supply chain operations including:

  • Agents
  • Brokers
  • Fumigators
  • Marketing groups
  • Packers
  • Ripeners
  • Storage and distribution centres
  • Transporters
  • Wholesalers

The Freshcare Supply Chain Standard Edition 2 (SCS2) is the current standard available for program participants seeking certification.

Edition 2 was released in 2021 to meet the latest market requirements, international standards and to gain recognition against Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Version 2020.1 benchmark requirements. To ensure continued access to markets around the world for Australian produce.

While you’re working on assuring the safety of what we eat, we support you to meet and maintain the standard’s essential practices and criteria by providing training and program resources. To find out more about Supply Chain Standard training visit Freshcare eLearning.

Certification to the Supply Chain Standard is achieved through independent third-party auditing, for more information visit How to get certified.

Freshcare Supply Chain Standard achieves global recognition

January 2023

The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), The Consumer  Goods Forum’s Coalition of Action on food safety, and Freshcare are pleased to announce that Freshcare Supply Chain Edition 2 has successfully achieved recognition against GFSI Benchmarking Requirements v2020.1. 

Jane Siebum, Freshcare CEO says “The benchmarking of our Supply Chain standard acknowledges that a critical component of our domestic fresh produce industry already operates at a global standard. Australian produce is already recognised as some of the safest and highest quality globally, Freshcare can now provide further assurance to businesses through the rigorous process of certification from paddock to pallet, to plate.”

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