Have you seen our HARPS Fact Sheet? 

This Fact Sheet has been developed to provide an update and answer frequently asked questions from the recent HARPS awareness sessions.

Mass BalanceDid you know Mass Balance refers to the 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

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.

Additional Support: HARPS awareness sessions have recently been completed around the country covering several major growing areas along with the major central markets. If you were unable to attend a session, or, if you were able to attend but would like to hear the information again, click here to view a recording of our HARPS awareness webinar.

Additional Time: Tier 2 suppliers that may require HARPS approval will have until 1st January 2019.

In addition, low volume producers supplying less than 10 pallets per year will not require HARPS approval. These suppliers will fall under Tier 3 and will be required to be certified to an approved base scheme (see Decision graphic for details).

HARPS Extension and Exemption Request Form

Please download and complete the process as described on this form prior to returning to HARPS for an Extension or Exemption Request. Incomplete forms will not be processed.

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 your 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) – PDFExcel
  • Product Testing Record (HARPS Example) – PDFExcel
  • Exclusion Period Record (HARPS Example) – PDFExcel
  • Calibration and Weight Check Record (HARPS Example) – PDFExcel
  • Food Fraud Assessment (HARPS Example) – PDFExcel