MEDIA RELEASES

  Concerns raised about grower awareness of new Horticulture Code

“It is the first time that the Code has imposed obligations on both Traders and Growers, and the first time that there are substantial penalties for anyone not complying with those obligations,”

 

   Wholesalers heard in drafting of new Horticulture Code

   “This Code places the responsibility on everyone to abide by the law, making it a much more even playing field for the whole industry in which to operate.”

 

Wholesalers welcome Government’s Code response

“Fresh Markets Australia (FMA), has welcomed the Federal Government’s long anticipated response to the review of the Horticulture Code of Conduct.”

Backpacker fiasco is harming horticulture supply chain

“FMA has called on the Federal Parliament to put an end to the political point scoring and agree on the tax rate for Australia’s overseas backpacker labour before more damage is done to the $9 billion horticulture industry.”

Clarification on ACCC’s horticulture report

“FMA says that while the release of the ACCC’s “Perspectives in horticulture and viticulture” shows some common ground, the wholesaling sector must once again clarify key areas regarding the report’s conclusions.”

Code compliance a two-way street

“The task of promoting compliance has been made very difficult because of the unworkable requirements of the Code,”

Andrew Young, Executive Director

Growcom scare campaign calculated to ‘drive wedge between growers and Market wholesalers’

Fresh Markets Australia is outraged that false claims being made by rural lobby group Growcom appear deliberately calculated to drive a wedge between producers and Market wholesalers.

Andrew Young, Executive Director

Our Members

About Fresh Markets Australia

The Australian Chamber of Fruit and Vegetable Industries Limited trading as Fresh Markets Australia (FMA), is the national organisation representing each of the six Market Chambers, which themselves are organisations which represent the fruit and vegetable wholesalers located in each of Australia’s six central Markets (Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Newcastle).

In total, the organisation represents in excess of 430 Market wholesaling businesses. Market wholesalers are involved in the sale of some 50-60% of the fresh produce sold across Australia in servicing the requirements of fruit and vegetable retailers, secondary wholesalers/provedores, foodservice industry businesses, processors, exporters and the public. Over 15,000 growers supply to businesses within the Central Market system. The total turnover of businesses in the Central Markets exceeds some $7 billion annually.

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Central Markets

Fresh Markets Australia is proud to work collaboratively with the five central produce markets.

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