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New fresh produce food safety guidelines

3 July 2019
Consumer expectations met through new fresh produce food safety guidelines

Launching the 2019 version of the Guidelines  Mr Tuohey acknowledged that Australian horticulture had seen some damage in recent years through contamination and tampering that impacted producers, retailers and exporters.

The Guidelines were developed through the expertise and knowledge of the Fresh Produce Safety Centre A-NZ’s technical committee (pdf, 6.3MB).

“These Guidelines set out the procedures and steps to prevent or deal with contaminations, and covers a comprehensive list of practices and potential hazards to assist growers, packers, transporters, wholesalers and retailers along the supply chain”.

“However it is by continuing to evolve and change the standards within these Guidelines that we will meet our consumer expectations”.

“As custodians of the Guidelines, the Fresh Produce Safety Centre A-NZ ensures that with each updated version we are enhancing Australia and New Zealand’s fresh produce reputation”, said Jessica Purbrick, FPSC A-NZ, at the launch on 25 June 2019.

The Fresh Produce Safety Centre Ltd is an industry-led, not-for-profit company to enhance fresh produce food safety across Australia and New Zealand through research, outreach and education.  It was established by the Produce Marketing Association Australia-New Zealand (PMA A-NZ) in partnership with the University of Sydney through a Horticulture Australia Limited (HAL) project.

The Guidelines for Fresh Produce Food Safety 2019 ensure Australian produce has the highest safety standards of any produce anywhere in the world.
Peter Tuohey, Chair, Melbourne Market Authority

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