The Freshcare Standard

Freshcare is industry-owned and not-for-profit, providing a practical approach to Food Safety and Quality Assurance (FSQ Program). 


Leading the Way in Australian Horticultural Standards

Freshcare is the most significant horticultural standard within Australia. It offers packers/warehouse distribution centers and brokers/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 food safety standards and offers sustainability and environmental certifications. These optional add-ons allow demonstration of specifically designed, outcome-based standards.

What Makes Us Different

  • 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 (JASANZ). Mérieux NutriSciences Certification LLC is positioned to meet all your auditing needs as a leader in the auditing space.  Connect with us to get started!