Quality Assurance Codes of Practice are in place on farms to keep food safe for human consumption and non-food products meeting Australian standards. It is important to remember that produce and crops on farms may become food on a consumer’s table or products for the open market.
All farm employees play an important role in following these guidelines and you may receive further training from your employer.
On farms, there can be key jobs that oversee a ‘critical control point’ in the process of growing, packing and transport. The employee in these jobs requires a high level of training.
When starting work on farms that produce food remember the basics: keep everything that touches the crops or produce clean. Never urinate on farms near crops and produce. Always wear gloves over cuts, scratches and bandages.
If you detect variations in the quality of service or product from the required standards, always report to your supervisor.