Freshcare Program Australia

The foundations of the Freshcare Program are the user-friendly Codes of Practice and detailed training support materials. The Freshcare Codes describe the practices required on the farm to provide an assurance that fresh produce is safe to eat, has been prepared to customer specifications and legislative requirements; and has been grown with care for the environment.

Sci Qual has certified thousands of businesses over the last 25 years and has extensive experience in the Australian Fresh Produce Industry. Our auditors are uniquely positioned to ensure your certification is a smooth process and the best outcome for on-farm assurance across the country is achieved.

Please Note: Only Freshcare Food Safety & Quality FSQ4 (on Farm)  and  Freshcare Supply Chain - SC1 (supply chain) are JAS-ANZ accredited and HARPS Approved Standards. 

1st & 2nd Party Audits: In addition to 3rd party certification, Sci Qual International can offer 1st & 2nd party audits.

1st Party Audits: As long as you are not certified by Sci Qual International we can conduct internal audits of your management system to assist you in meeting your compliance requirements under a range of standards. This offers the advantage of an experienced auditor confirming that your internal procedures are being followed and that you are applying a continuous improvement and risk based approach.

Note: If you are certified by Sci Qual International we cannot conduct your internal audits as this would represent a conflict of interest under our JAS-ANZ accreditation.

2nd Party Audits: Sci Qual International can conduct second party audits to assess the performance of your suppliers or compliance with contract requirements etc. We have auditors experienced in QMS, EMS, OHS and Food safety certification.