What is the Quality Assurance Project?

The Quality Assurance project assists growers with maintaining their high-quality food safety standards. The project provides on-farm consultations and auditing on their chemical handling and food safety standards.

The project enables:

  • Pre-audit/post-audit checks and support for vegetable growers
  • Freshcare training at a reduced rate
  • Communication and information distribution to growers in the event of a food safety crisis

It is paramount that Western Australian growers maintain their quality and safety standards, and the Quality Assurance project allows growers to access assistance with these on-farm practices.

A general reference guide in the form of a checklist is available here. Please download the External Audit Preparation Checklist and work through it to ensure you are correctly prepared for an audit.

*This is a reference guide only. Further advice and/or activities may be required to comply with specific quality assurance programs. Not all elements listed may be required for compliance with your QA standards

Fresh Produce Safety & Traceability Webinar

Presented by NSW Department of Primary Industries Institute Director Dr S.P. Singh. Learn about preharvest sources and routes of environmental pathogens, and potential vectors and routes of transfer of pathogens into a packhouse.

Food Safety Culture Webinar

Enhance your food safety knowledge with this short presentation delivered by Freshcare General Manager – Compliance, Fiona Grime

Melon Food Safety Webinar

Join members of vegetablesWA and NSW DPI’s Dr SP Singh to hear the latest in Melon Food Safety. Even if you are not a melon grower there are outcomes and information that could affect you and your business in food safety.

Q & A Webinar with Joel Dinsdale

Joel Dinsdale from vegetablesWA speaks with Graham McAlpine and discusses How to Prepare for a Freshcare Audit.

This project is brought to you by vegetablesWA and APCVPC

The information in the documentation is for general guidance only.

vegetablesWA does not make any representations or warranties (expressed or implied) as to the accuracy, currency or authenticity of the information.

vegetablesWA its employees and agents do not accept any liability to any person for the information or advice given in any document.  Authorised by vegetable Growers WA, 702-704 Murray Street, West Perth WA6005