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The Freshcare Standard

The Freshcare Standard

Operating within Australia, Freshcare was established in 2000 out of a need to service Australian growers with a practical and low-cost certification. Freshcare is industry-owned, and not-for-profit; providing a practical approach to Food Safety and Quality Assurance (FSQ Program).

Freshcare is the largest horticultural standard within Australia and offers packers/warehouse distribution centers and broker/agents the ability to be part of the Certified Supply Chain through the Freshcare Supply Chain Standard. Freshcare continues to be a market leader in the region delivering farm assurance standards to growers throughout the area.

Freshcare brings together not only food safety standards, but also offers sustainability and environmental certifications. These optional add ons allow demonstration of specifically-designed, outcome-based standards.

What Sets Us Apart

  • A strong auditor presence in Australia means you receive world-class expertise in auditing on-farm assurance programs.
  • Our auditors undergo calibration and ongoing professional development to ensure that a consistent approach and interpretation of the Freshcare requirements are applied.
  • We participate in industry conferences, forums, and technical committees as part of our commitment to the industry and the development of horticultural auditing within Australia.

Get Certified for The Freshcare Standard

Mérieux NutriSciences Certification LLC is an independent subsidiary of Mérieux NutriSciences established to provide clients with certification to many internationally recognized schemes. We are accredited through the Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand (JAS-ANZ). As a leader in the auditing space, Mérieux NutriSciences Certification LLC is positioned to meet all your auditing needs.

Primary Production Certification Standards


Not sure if Freshcare is right for you? Learn more in our Primary Production Certification Standards guide.

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