HARPS Roadshow

Date: 20-Mar-2018

Details

We have confirmation of when the “HARPS Roadshow” is rolling into town.

Be an Early Bird & confirm your attendance Today

 Date and Time: Tuesday 20th March 2018 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Location: DAF Research Station Conference Room 45Warwick Road Bowen Qld

Presentation/Presenter: Tristan Kitchener and Belinda Millard from the HARPS project team

RSVP:  Complete the booking form below or Email Cherry 

 The Harmonised Australian Retailer Produce Scheme (HARPS) has been running for 18 months, and over 700 businesses are now HARPS approved. This session will provide those who are already HARPS approved with a refresher on the program and help those not currently involved with HARPS get an understanding of what it will mean for their business.

 The session will cover essential details, such as:

·               What is HARPS?

·               Does your business require HARPS approval?

·               How to implement HARPS?

·               How to register your interest in HARPS and what are the timelines?

·               What additional support and guidance is available?

 There will also be the opportunity to ask questions about HARPS. More information about HARPS can be found at www.harpsonline.com.au, including a schedule of event dates and locations.

   Harmonised Australian Retailer Produce Scheme (HARPS) Awareness Sessions

Growers and packers who need to know more about retailer food safety requirements are encouraged to attend a HARPS Awareness Session. The Harmonised Australian Retailer Produce Scheme, or HARPS, harmonises the additional food safety, legal and trade requirements developed by the major Australian chain retailers into a single scheme. Certification to a recognised base scheme such as Freshcare, GLOBALG.A.P. or SQF, plus HARPS, is now accepted by the five chain retailers, eliminating the need for duplication and unnecessary costs.

There have been some changes in the rollout of HARPS including clearer definitions of suppliers, a delay to the compliance date for some businesses and a minimum packed volume for HARPS approval. The HARPS Project Team will be explaining HARPS and these changes at Central Markets and growing regions around Australia over the next few months. More information about HARPS can be found at www.harpsonline.com.au, including a schedule of event dates and locations.

 

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