Produce Plus: Australian growers are set to save on certification costs after Freshcare announced it will standardise its requirements to the internationally recognised Globalgap standard. “Freshcare is the most widely adopted food safety standard in the Australian fresh produce sector, with over 5,000 participating horticulture businesses using the standard to meet domestic market requirements,” Freshcare executive officer Clare Hamilton-Bate said. “However, the Freshcare standard is not widely recognised in export markets.

“Benchmarking the Freshcare standard against Globalgap will allow these Australian producers to achieve regulatory and retailer compliance in export markets through an extension to their existing Freshcare certification.”

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