Freshcare Program Australia
Freshcare is currently the largest Australian assurance program for fresh produce; proudly providing food safety, quality and environmental certification services to over 5000 businesses nationally.
The foundations of the Freshcare Program are the user-friendly Standards and supporting training resources. The Freshcare Standards describe the practices required to provide assurance that fresh produce is safe to eat, meets customer specifications and legislative requirements; and has been produced 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 and supply chain assurance across the country is achieved.
Sci Qual International offers the following Freshcare programmes:
Freshcare Food Safety & Quality - On Farm
Freshcare Food Safety & Quality - Supply Chain
Freshcare Environmental - Viticulture
Freshcare Environmental - Winery
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.
Details of these programmes can be found here https://www.freshcare.com.au/standards/
The other critical factor in getting a good outcome from your Freshcare certification is the certification body you choose to conduct your audit.
Sci Qual International was the first certification body to be accredited by JAS-ANZ in 1993 and the first Certification Body to be accredited for Freshcare in 2016
Since that time, we have certified thousands of organisations and many of those clients have been with us for 20 years or more – a clear indication of customer satisfaction.
So, what is our value proposition versus other certification bodies?
A simplified certification process......Guaranteed
Having a simplified process doesn’t mean the audit won’t be robust - it will be. Our reputation and the integrity of the JAS-ANZ accreditation system depends on it.
However, dealing with many certification bodies is more complex than it should be and we guarantee that you will find us easy to work with.
- You will find us responsive from your first contact.
- You will find us flexible in meeting your needs.
- You will find our auditors are pragmatic and will add value to your business.
- You will have one point of contact through a dedicated client manager who will work with you to achieve positive outcomes. Your client manager will handle quotes, audit scheduling, liaising with your auditor and will answer any questions you have. They will take full responsibility for getting you the answers you need.
We know from our own experience and from that of our auditors, (who in many cases are contracted to other certification bodies) that our single point of contact offers a significant benefit to clients and eases the stress of the certification process.