What is the Technical Steering Committees (TSC) and what do they do? 

The Freshcare Technical Steering Committees provide guidance on the development, review, amendment and improvement of the Freshcare Standards.  

As a purpose-driven organisation, Freshcare offers the most cost-effective, user-friendly, Australian-owned, and operated certification program in the current market.  Our prescriptive programs, developed in conjunction with Industry working groups and technical steering committees, are provided to support all our participants.    

The Freshcare Technical Steering Committees are responsible for the review and suggested amendments to the Standards.  

Freshcare and the Technical Steering Committees encourage suggestions for improving the Standards from all users. Suggestions should be submitted in writing to Freshcare Ltd via our email [email protected] or Contact Us

How are TSC Members chosen? 

The TSC members are reviewed and appointed annually. Our selections aim to address emerging issues across the various scopes and applications of the Freshcare Standards through technical experts from a diverse range of industry sectors and specialties. Each member is experienced in developing management systems across food safety, environment, and sustainability. 

Technical Steering Committees Members

Environmental TSC

MemberBusiness/Organization
Belinda HazellOptimum Standard/Freshcare Board  
Dr Mardi Longbottom  Australian Wine Research Institute  
Joel Dinsdale  Agroen Services/VegeWA  
Jonathon Eccles  Jonathan Eccles & Associates Pty Ltd  
Clare Hamilton-Bate  Mallsgate Pty Ltd 
Danielle ParkAUSVEG/VEGNET  

Food Safety and Quality TSC

MemberBusiness/Organization
Richard Bennett  Self-Employed
Graham McAlpineFresh Food Systems & Associates
Tundra HoweHarvest Moon
Donella Van der Est  Mulgowie Farming Company
Alex RadevskiRadevski Coolstores Pty Ltd  
Sally McKay  Fresh Produce Group Shed/SYDNEY MARKETS  
Dr Sharon JonesHarvest FreshCuts Pty Ltd   
Dr Mark Bradbury  Sydney University  School of Life and Environmental Sciences
Kamran DuraniAUS-MEAT Limited & AUS-QUAL Pty Ltd