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Publications and Resources

Fresh Produce Safety Centre publications:

 

 

FPSC 2025 Innovation Agenda Review of the Audit Process (Summary)
FPSC 2025 Innovation Agenda Review of the Audit Process (Full Report)
Impact of Animals on the Risk of Foodborne Illness in Fresh Produce Fact Sheet (2020)
Guidelines for Fresh Produce Food Safety (2019)
Reducing Listeria Contamination from Salad Vegetables (2019)
Foreign Object Contamination of Fresh Produce Fact Sheet (2019)
Frozen Berries Hepatitis A Virus Outbreak Fact Sheet (2017)
Guidelines for Fresh Produce Food Safety (2015)
Understanding the Gaps: A Food Safety Literature Review (2015)
Frozen Berries Hepatitis A Virus Outbreak Fact Sheet (2015)

Recommended third party resources:

Melon Food Safety Best Practice Guide (2019)
Melon Food Safety Toolbox (2019)
Food safety and quality assurance (QA) programs
Agriculture Victoria (DEDJTR) / FSANZ On-farm food safety practices survey of strawberry growing in Victoria (PDF, 953 KB, 2016)
Agriculture Victoria (DEDJTR) On-farm food safety of leafy greens (PDF, 705 KB, 2016)
Australian Cold Chain Guidelines (2017)
Australian Melon Food Safety Guide
Agricultural Water – CPS Five Year Research Review (PDF, 1.3 MB, 2014)
Field Tomato Food Safety Guide (2014)
Guidance for thermal inactivation of hepatitis A in berries, provided by FSANZ & NZ MPI
Guidelines for the Management of Microbial Food Safety in Fruit Packing Houses (PDF, 428 KB, 2002)
Horticulture Industry Crisis Management Guidelines (2010)
Listeria resources at the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) website
Minimising the risk of microbial contamination of fresh produce (PDF, 81 KB, 2006)
provided by the Quality Management Working Group and Freshcare
NSW Food Authority Food Recall Plan Template
NSW Food Authority fact sheet: A presumptive Listeria positive (PDF, 298 KB, 2015)
NSW Food Authority fact sheet: Audits in the food industry (PDF, 306 KB, 2015)
NZ MPI Recall Guidance Material (PDF, 790 KB, 2015)
SHAFFE Guide to International Retailer QA Requirements (PDF, 924 KB, 2011)

Presentations and Events:

Fresh Produce Safety Conference 2019, 14 August 2019
New Genomic Treatment in Berries, Dr Kevin Folta, University of Florida, 16 August 2019
Fresh Produce Tampering: Prevent, Prepare, Respond, Auckland Workshop, 4 March 2019
Food Safety Culture Webinar – Take It Seriously, 15 November 2018
Auckland Fresh Produce Recall Workshop, 1 June 2018
Webinar: Risk Assessment for Pre-harvest Water Use, 11 November 2017
Fresh Produce Safety Conference 2017, 9 August 2017
Masterclass: Building capability and safety in fresh produce, Hobart, 30 November 2016
Fresh Produce Safety Conference 2016, 10 August 2016
Fresh Produce Safety Centre Professional Development Event, 1 March 2016
Fresh Produce Safety Conference 2015, 12 August 2015
Introduction by Richard Bennett, FPSC Technology Manager (PDF, 1.8 MB)
“Can we test our way to food safety?” by Andrew Wilson, Safe Food Production Queensland, 1 March 2016 (PDF, 1.9 MB)
“Building confidence based on test results” by Brendan Hayes, Coles (PDF, 1.3 MB)