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NASSA Certified Organic audits and certifies wineries and wine grape vineyards for Freshcare. Once certified, a business in the wine industry can apply to use the Sustainable Winegrowing Australia trust mark. This mark provides assurance that your product is produced sustainably.

All Sustainable Winegrowing Australia members seeking certification require an independent audit against the Australian Wine Industry Standards of Sustainable Practice listed below.

After someone from your business has completed Freshcare Training and you have implemented the Freshcare system, you need to contact a Freshcare approved certification body like NASAA Certified Organic to organise a Freshcare audit.

If your winery or vineyard has both Organic and Freshcare certifications, NASAA Certified Organic can complete both audits in the one visit to reduce the cost to you.

Once you have successfully completed your audit and resolved any corrective actions that have been raised we can issue you with a Freshcare certificate.

Please call us on (08) 7231 7700 or email us to begin the Freshcare certification process.

What Freshcare Programs Do We Offer for The Wine Industry?

NASAA Certified Organic offers certification for the following unaccredited Freshcare programs to new and existing operators:

Sustainability – Viticulture (AWISSP-VIT1) For Wine Grape Production Only

This Standard describes practices on farm to provide assurance that wine grapes have been produced with care for the environment and in a sustainable manner. The verification that industry practices are followed and sustainable outcomes are achieved is through independent third-party auditing provided by NCO Certified.

Sustainability – Winery (AWISSP-WIN1)

The recognised Standard for certified member participation in the Australian Wine Industry, it provides assurance that winery operations are also caring for the environment and operating sustainably. Certification to this Standard can be used to meet the requirements of Sustainable Winegrowing Australia, which is administered by the Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI).

Please call us on (08) 7231 7700 or email us to begin the Freshcare certification process.

Other Freshcare Programs

NASAA Certified Organic also provides certification of these Accredited Standards In Accordance with AS/NZ ISO17065:

Food Safety & Quality – On Farm (FSQ4.1 & FSQ4.2)

As an industry recognised Standard, the purpose and scope ensures good agricultural practices are verified on farm to provide assurance that fresh produce is safe to eat and has been prepared to meet customer requirements. Underpinned by a Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) system, the Food Safety and Quality Standard covers risk identification, prevention or minimisation of risks associated with food safety. Certification to this Standard is achieved through independent third party auditing by NCO Certified.

Food Safety & Quality – Supply Chain (SC1)

For businesses involved in fresh produce supply chain operations who enjoy keeping their food safe and of highest quality. This standard was created in response to industry and market requests to address the challenges of food safety and quality compliance throughout the packaging, handling, storage and transportation processes. This thorough Standard is comprised of prescriptive business specific criteria covering management as well as food safety and quality.

Certification is also available for this Unaccredited Code of Practice:

Environmental (ENV3)

Describing the practices required on farm to provide assurance that produce has been grown and packed with care for the environment. Offering benefits to support both suppliers and customers, it verifies that an industry recognised environmental assurance program is followed and independently audited by NCO Certified. This Code of Practice requires adherence to two elements around management and environment, each of which describes the outcomes required and practices need to ensure compliance.

Please call us on (08) 7231 7700 or email us if you have any questions or require further information.