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What is the Fresh Produce Safety Centre?
The Fresh Produce Safety Centre is a new, industry-led, not-for-profit company established to enhance fresh produce safety across Australia and New Zealand through research, outreach and education.
How was the Fresh Produce Safety Centre established?
It has been established by the Produce Marketing Association Australia-New Zealand (PMA A-NZ)
in partnership with the University of Sydney through a Horticulture Australia Limited (HAL) project.
What is the role of the Fresh Produce Safety Centre?
The Fresh Produce Safety Centre’s goals are to:
- Call for and oversee food safety research projects that are highly relevant to industry
- Provide food safety information, news, education and outreach to the industry
- Engage with regulatory and other organisations for effective and efficient food safety
management leading to enhanced food safety outcomes.
Why do we need a Fresh Produce Safety Centre?
The Fresh Produce Safety Centre addresses the need for a dedicated, coordinated centre focused specifically on fresh produce safety research, outreach and education for Australia and New Zealand.
The Centre has been established after wide consultation.
Food safety is integral to the Zespri brand promise to consumers—a guarantee of premium, safe, healthy kiwifruit. We are proud to support the Fresh Produce Safety Centre in helping raise food safety standards across the fresh produce industry.
Simon Limmer, COO Zespri International Ltd
Strict adherence to food safety in our business has always been non-negotiable. It is our responsibility to provide safe, quality food for our consumers and by supporting the Fresh Produce Safety Centre it endorses our values and commitment to the industry.
Michael Simonetta, CEO, Perfection Fresh Australia.
Harris Farm Markets is proud to support the Fresh Produce Safety Centre because our priority is ensuring the quality and safety of
the fresh produce we sell. It is in the best interests of everyone in the industry that we all care about food safety and do what we can to improve it. This Centre is a significant and critical food safety initiative.
Tristan Harris, Co-CEO,
Harris Farm Markets
GS1 Australia is proud to support the newly-established Fresh Produce Safety Centre because delivering safe products at all points along the supply chain, to consumers, is vital to improving food safety and traceability in Australia and New Zealand.
All Fresh Produce Safety Centre supporters are prominently recognised on the Centre’s website, in newsletters, at forums and in general communications.