HARPS awareness sessions: Are you HARPS ready?

Growers and packers who need to know more about retailer food safety requirements are encouraged to attend a Harmonised Australian Retailer Produce Scheme (HARPS) Awareness Session.

HARPS harmonises the food safety, legal and trade requirements developed by the major Australian chain retailers into a single scheme. Since HARPS began 18 months ago, over 900 businesses are now HARPS approved.

HARPS Awareness Sessions presented by the HARPS Project Team are coming to Mildura and Robinvale/Euston areas to provide those who are already HARPS approved with a refresher on the program and help those not currently involved get an understanding on what it will mean for their business.

There have been a number of changes in the rollout of HARPS including clearer definitions of suppliers, a delay to compliance date for some businesses and a minimum packed volume for HARPS approval.

The sessions will answer common questions, 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?

More information about HARPS, including registration details for sessions, can be found at www.harpsonline.com.au.

Mildura session

Date: Monday 28 May 2018

Time: 6.30PM – 8.30PM

Venue: Mildura Golf Resort

Location: 287 Twelfth St, Mildura, VIC, 3500

Robinvale/Euston session

Date: Tuesday 29 May 2018

Time: 6.30PM – 8.30PM

Venue: Euston Bowling & Recreation Club

Location: 2/28 Nixon St, Euston, NSW, 2737