The most important challenge facing the produce industry today is the safety of the world's produce supply, followed by the need to grow consumer confidence in the industry.
On behalf of our members, PMA A-NZ is taking an active role in enhancing the safety and security of produce across the Australia-New Zealand region. But it doesn't stop there. Globally, the Produce Marketing Association is enhancing the safety and security of the world's produce and explaining the "why" and "how" of food safety to businesses and consumers by translating complex concepts or technologies into real-world solutions.
Guidelines for Fresh Produce Food Safety 2019
These guidelines are designed to achieve greater consistency in the development, implementation and auditing of fresh produce safety programs across the fresh produce supply chain. Input has been sought from a range of industry members with experience and expertise in food safety, including former PMA A-NZ Head of Food Safety, Richard Bennett.
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PMA A-NZ Head of Food Safety, Deon Mahoney
Deon has considerable experience working in food safety across a wide range of disciplines and industry sectors. This includes roles covering the development of food safety policy, microbiological risk assessment, risk communication, development and enforcement of food legislation, quality assurance, and training and education.
His previous work for the World Health Organization and the Food and Agriculture Organization, as well as with Food Standards Australia New Zealand, and a State regulatory agency saw Deon develop and publish a wide range of technical guidance material; provide forward-looking scientific advice addressing factors that impact the safety of food products; and be actively involved in Listeria incident monitoring and response.