Supermarkets to standardise supplier audits

Adam Leach is a freelance business journalist
30 May 2016

Australia's big five supermarkets have signed up to a single standard for carrying out supplier audits in a move designed to reduce the burden placed on businesses supplying to multiple retailers.

The Harmonised Australian Retailer Produce Scheme (HARPS), which was launched at the opening of the Produce Marketing Association Australia and New Zealand's Fresh Connections event in Brisbane this week, will do away with the varying requirements between the grocers and instead implement a single standard of food safety requirements.

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