Freshcare Food Safety & Quality (on farm)


It is a requirement that all businesses participating in the Freshcare Food Safety & Quality program, have at least one business representative complete training.

Freshcare training ensures each participating business has a full understanding of the Code and program requirements; how they are applicable to their business and what needs to be implemented and prepared to demonstrate compliance at audit.

Your Trainer

With more than 8 years experience delivering a range of accredited and non-accredited training to adult learners, BFVG’s Industry Services Officer, Kylie Jackson will provide Freshcare Food Safety Training from either the BFVG office or your preferred location.

Her extensive background in career development and training will ensure the Freshcare modules are delivered in a precise and informative way that encourages discussion to ensure you leave with a full understanding of the requirements of the Freshcare standard. Kylie’s known linkages at all levels of industry also ensure you have access to key organisational stakeholders across the sector where required.


Freshcare Crop list

The Freshcare Crop list is the master list of crops for Freshcare Certificates. It can be used by participating businesses as a reference when identifying the crops grown for which Freshcare certification is required, assisting Freshcare stakeholders when logging Freshcare training and audits, and further information to customers about the scope of certification on Freshcare Certificates.

Refer to the detailed list HERE


Freshcare training prepares participants for integrating the program requirements into their business production and operating systems.

Training course materials include template record keeping documents and resource materials to provide assistance and further information.

Some elements of the FSQ4.2 Code require verification testing be completed. It is recommended that all verification testing be undertaken prior to audit.

Training Fee Structure

All prices include GST
All registrations include:

  • Business Registration & 1st Attendee
  • Freshcare Royalty Fee
  • Freshcare Manual
  • Digital form templates
  • Morning, Afternoon Tea & Lunch
  • 1 hour one-on-one followup consultation (as required)
  • Training venue

BFVG Financial Members | $590.00 per person
Non Financial Members |  $825.00 per person
**Additional persons | $185.00 per person

** Additional person charge is applicable where the 1st business representative has also registered in the same registration

Combine your Freshcare registration with a BFVG Grower Membership and save immediately!


Freshcare Resources

Freshcare Rules

The Freshcare Rules are the terms on which, upon registration, a business agrees to participate in the Freshcare Program. Businesses participating in the Freshcare Program must comply with the Freshcare Rules and the requirements of the Freshcare Standard(s) nominated by the business at all times.

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Recognised Food Safety Programs

The Freshcare Food Safety & Quality (FSQ) and Food Safety & Quality – Supply Chain (FSQ-SC) Standards outline specific requirements under Element F11 Suppliers, for produce represented for sale as Freshcare certified.

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Certification Bodies

Once a management representative from your business has completed Freshcare training and the system has been implemented on-farm, you will need to schedule a Freshcare audit with one of the seven Freshcare approved Certification Bodies.

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