Regional Grower Services
A Division of Bundaberg Fruit and Vegetable Growers
Regional Grower Services (RGS) is a division of Bundaberg Fruit and Vegetable Growers providing consultancy services to regional agribusinesses in the Wide Bay Burnett and surrounding regions.
RGS supports industry to comply with industry standards, is qualified to provide Freshcare (On-Farm Food safety and Environmental) and HACCP training, and conduct Hort360 Reef Certification Audits.
Food Safety Compliance
Quality Assurance systems
BFVG can support your business by
- Conducting system set ups – Freshcare and HARPS
- System reviews and monitoring activities
- Conduct full internal audits
Min 3hr engagement, discounts for BFVG Grower Members
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.
Businesses participating in the HARPS program, have at least one business representative complete training.
In partnership with Stratus Consulting, BFVG deliver HACCP Training that is relevant to regional horticulture businesses. Delivered face to face over 2 days, minimum numbers are required.
BFVG have formed training partnerships with Industry relevant Registered Training Organisations (RTO’s) to deliver Nationally Accredited and professional development training programs to assist with the personal and business development of Wide Bay Burnett Horticultural businesses.
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BFVG is an approved auditor against the following standards
- Hort360 – Reef Certification
NB: Freshcare Food Safety auditing – coming late 2023
BFVG can provide support to regional producers to
- Assist with grant and rebate submissions for
- Regional economic development grants
- Coles Nuture
- QRIDA rebates and grants
- and more
- Project manage successful grants
Hourly rates apply in the instance of grant writing, considerations are included in project management.
BFVG can provide support to regional producers by
- Facilitating group workshops
- Developing resilience plans
- Development of Work Health and Safety Documents, such as
- Safe Operating Procedures
Hourly rates apply in the instance of developing plans and documents, group workshops may be funded or partially subsidised. Information will be provided at the time of promoting workshops.