The Fresh Produce Safety Centre today released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Understanding the Gaps: a Food Safety Literature Review.

The Fresh Produce Safety Centre is seeking a provider to review the contemporary literature surrounding microbial contamination of fresh produce and the interaction of sanitisers with fungicides when used postharvest.

This review will provide the fresh produce industry in Australia and New Zealand with information to improve food safety best practice and reduce the opportunity for foodborne illness.

The Understanding the Gaps project has been generously supported by Pipfruit NZ and the NSW Food Authority (Full Research Partners) plus Fresh Select and GSF Australasia/Snap Fresh Foods (Associate Research Partners).

The Understanding the Gaps report will be released mid-year.



The Fresh Produce Safety Centre’s supporters are:

Platinum supporters: Coles Supermarkets Australia Pty Ltd | PMA Australia-New Zealand Limited | University of Sydney | Woolworths Ltd

Silver supporters: Freshcare Limited | Harris Farm Markets Pty Ltd | Horticulture New Zealand | Perfection Fresh Australia Pty Ltd | Primo Moraitis Fresh Pty Limited

Bronze supporters: Australian Mango Industry Association (AMIA) | Chamber of Fruit & Vegetable Industries in Western Australia (Inc) | GS1 Australia Ltd | Kalfresh Pty Ltd | Living Foods NZ | MG Marketing Limited and LaManna Limited | Mulgowie Farming Company | OneHarvest Pty Ltd | Premier Fruits Group Pty Ltd | Sci Qual International Pty Ltd | TQA Australia

HorticultureInnovationAustralia-LogoLSmall-K Establishment of the FPSC has been funded by a Horticulture Innovation Australia project using voluntary contributions from industry and matched funds from the Australian Government.

For further information please contact FPSC Executive Director Emma Walters on +61 02 8627 1058 or Chair Michael Worthington, CEO, PMA Australia-New Zealand, on +61 03 8844 5536.