Freshcare now has Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) accredited certification to allow it to move towards benchmarking. The next step is to submit a draft benchmark document to GFSI for review. However, the full benchmark cannot be submitted until early 2017, when Freshcare has operated as an accredited certification for at least 12 months. If everything goes to plan, Freshcare hopes to be fully GFSI benchmarked by late 2017.
From 1st July 2016, all training will be conducted to FSQ4 and ENV3 levels. Refresher training is not mandatory for growers to transition to FSQ4 and ENV3, but will be offered by Freshcare trainers to assist businesses in the process as and when required.
During the second half of this year, there will be trainer and auditor reviews and calibration for FSQ4 and ENV3. From 1st January 2017, all audits will be conducted to FSQ4 and ENV3 standard.
For more information see the website http://www.freshcare.com.au/.