Fresh Produce Safety Conference 2022

Promoting Skills, Science, Systems and Standards is this year’s theme for the FPSC’s annual conference.

The 2022 Fresh Produce Safety conference has now concluded. Conference ticketholders will be emailed when conference recordings are made available.

Thank you to all our conference delegates, speakers, sponsors & volunteers without whom our conference would not be possible.

Conference Topics:

  • Food safety starts at the top – CEOs on food safety in fresh produce
  • Primary production and processing standards: implications and resources
  • Fresh produce food safety research update
  • Industry panel session: Skills, sustainability, labour and culture – food safety in everything we do
  • Hear from next gen food safety researchers
  • Multiple post-conference skills workshops.

Post Conference Resources

The following resources and presentations have been made available. Please note these resources included discussions and clarification during the event, as such before relying on any scientific results included in these resources, please seek advice from the author.


Conference Presentations

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Keynote Presentation by Drew McDonald

Session One – Panel; Food Safety Starts at the Top


Workshop Presentations

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Workshop One – FPSC Fact Sheets

Food Defence for the Fresh Produce Industry

Food Safety Culture

Foreign Object Contamination

Workshop Two – Embedding food safety culture to make systems more practical

Workshop Three – Guidelines on exclusion periods: case studies and explanations

Workshop Four – Integrating and responding to microbiological test results






The 2022 Fresh Produce Safety Conference was presented over one day both online and in-person followed by four weekly skills workshops post-conference.


Fresh Produce Safety Centre Australia & New Zealand acknowledges the financial support from the following organisations:

Platinum Supporters: IFPA Australia-New Zealand Limited| The University of Sydney | Coles Supermarkets Australia Pty Ltd | Woolworths Ltd

Gold Supporters: ALDI | AUSVEG | Freshcare Limited

Silver Supporters: Costa Group | Fresh Select | Harris Farm Markets Pty Ltd | Horticulture New Zealand | iFoodDS | OneHarvest | Perfection Fresh Australia Pty Ltd | Seeka | Zespri International

Bronze Supporters: APAL | GS1 Australia | Harvest Moon | MG Marketing and LaManna Premier Group | Metcash Food and Grocery | PM Fresh Pty Limited | Symbio Laboratories | United Fresh New Zealand


Conference Partners: Hort Innovation | Perfection Fresh Australia

Conference Sponsor: Office of the NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer

Quick Break Sponsor: Mérieux NutriSciences

Session Sponsors: University of Sydney | One Harvest| JAS-ANZ | Coles

Next Generation Knowledge Sponsor: Fresh Select

Conference Exhibitors: FreshTest | Neogen Australasia