Australia is recognised as a clean, green and safe producer of fruit and vegetables. Its geographical isolation from other countries means Australia’s produce is naturally protected from exotic pests and diseases, and our growers are held to the highest standards of food safety.
The table grape supply chain has a number of systems in place at all stages to ensure food safety.
Collaboration between government, industry, research and trade organisations, along with world’s best practice, sound management systems, consistent standards and regulations help to ensure table grape produce meets the highest standards – from the vineyard and the packhouse, to transport, distribution and export.
Australia’s regulatory structure provides industry-specific protection through:
Food safety regulations
Independent, third party audits and certification
Any Australian fresh produce for export needs to demonstrate compliance with food safety systems
Food Safety & Quality Code
British Retail Consortium