AU: Vegetable sector works to standardise food safety and quality assurance
ABC Rural / Sarina Locke: The horticulture sector is hoping to save $40 million by streamlining quality assurance on farms and in the supply chain. A trial of the more standardised process is happening at Coastal Hydroponics, which produces green leafy salad vegetables from its base on the Gold Coast, Queensland.
All the major retailers; Coles, Woolworths, Aldi, Costco and Metcash IGA have separate food safety schemes which are very similar and that makes it expensive.
“So it’s an opportunity for us to bring together under the one auditing scheme…”