FMA aims to best promote, protect and advocate for our industry. Here are some of the recent FMA activities.

  • Submissions

    ACCC Public Inquiry into Perishable Agricultural Goods
    Public Consultation – HARPS Version 2
    Proposal P1052 – PPP Requirements for Horticulture (Berries, Leafy Vegetables and Melons)
    Review Secretariat on the draft report Independent review of the Agvet Chemical Regulatory System

  • Consultation

    Hort Innovation – Levy Payer Register
    Support for Freshcare Supply Chain Standard to be globally benchmarked to GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) to promote global market access
    Support as an Owner Member for Freshcare HARPSv2 Industry Position Paper

  • Industry collaboration

    Provided input to Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment for renewal of Australia’s Plant and Plant Product Country Recognition Agreement (CRA) with Indonesia
    Supporter of industry developed workplace training and certification program, Fair Farms
    Regular meetings with the ACCC – Agriculture Unit

  • Representation

    Wholesaler Representation on the Fair Farms External Stakeholders Reference Group
    Directorship of Freshcare Board (ongoing since inception in 2000)
    Membership of the Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) Food Incident Forum (ongoing since 2014)
    Membership of the Vegetable Intake Strategic Alliance (VISA) (ongoing since 2015)

  • FMA Initiatives

    FreshTest® – produce testing developed and administer by FMA for verification of good agricultural practice in food safety
    FreshSpecs® – produce specifications developed and administered by FMA to provide a set of specifications for industry – (identified in the Horticulture Code of Conduct)
    FreshCode® – for matters relating to the Horticulture Code of Conduct e.g. support with standard HPA’s and the National Dispute Resolution Service.