Scanning the Laava Smart Fingerprint on your certificate

1 – Launch the scanner from your smartphone browser using the Scan Now button below (no app is needed to download).

2 – Scan the unique Smart Fingerprint found on your HARPS Certificate.

3 – The scan will pull up a single webpage which will display the digital records as they are currently kept in the HARPS Database.

4 – Compare the information between the HARPS Certificate and Laava webpage. If you find that the information is matching and consistent, you can feel confident that the certificate is accurate and authentic.

5 – If the scanned information does not match the certificate information then please call the HARPS Helpline 1300 852 219 



The Product Scope for HARPS covers whole fruit, vegetables, and nuts in-shell. The Freshcare Crop List is the basis for product listings on the HARPS Certificate; however, there are some exceptions. Please review the HARPS Crop and Product List for more information. 

Mass Balance

This refers to accounting for all sales, losses and storage of a given quantity or production. The HARPS Technical Advisory Group (H-TAG) have worked together to develop the Mass Balance Fact Sheet to assist you with calculating mass balance and explaining why mass balance calculation is so important.

Decision Graphic

A Decision Graphic has been developed to assist suppliers in determining whether their business requires HARPS. The terminology in this graphic replaces the previous references to ‘Direct’ and ‘Indirect’ suppliers, and uses a tiering system to define supply chain responsibilities and actions required by suppliers.

Updated HARPS Extension and Exemption Request Form

Extension Form

Extensions will follow the same process as usual. Suppliers are required to seek approval on an individual basis with each retail customer. For Tier 2 suppliers, this means via your Tier 1 customer. 

Exemption From

Exemptions will be managed by HARPS personnel, therefore Exemption forms will need to be provided to HARPS for processing and approval, and not the retail customers.

HARPS Example Templates

The templates provided below are for guidance only. Each business should either develop their own checklists or adapt the templates provided to reflect the specific activities conducted by the business. The use of these guidance templates will not affect the HARPS audit outcome, they are simply to provide assistance.

To view/download simply click on your preferred file type.

Approved Supplier Record (HARPS Example) – PDFExcel

Shelf Life Testing Record (HARPS Example) – PDFExcel

Training Matrix and Record (HARPS Example) – PDFExcel

Label Check Record (HARPS Example) – PDFExcel

Return to Work Policy (HARPS Example) – PDFExcel

Return to Work Record (HARPS Example) – PDFExcel

Equipment Register (HARPS Example) – PDFExcel

Glass and Hard Plastic Register (HARPS Example) – PDFExcel

Equipment Glass Hard Plastic Condition Report (HARPS Example) – PDFExcel

Equipment Maintenance Log (HARPS Example) – PDFExcel

Tool Issue and Return Record (HARPS Example) – PDFExcel

Field Bin and Pallet Inspection (HARPS Example) – PDFExcel

Cleaning and Sanitation Record (HARPS Example) – PDF Excel

Product Testing Record (HARPS Example) – PDF Excel

Exclusion Period Record (HARPS Example) – PDF Excel

Calibration and Weight Check Record (HARPS Example) – PDF Excel

Internal Audit Checklist (HARPS Example) – PDF Word