APC Table Grape Producers' Committee
TABLE GRAPE PRODUCERS / WHOLESALERS / STORE MANAGERS / PRODUCE BUYERS / FRESH PRODUCE MANAGERS
2017/ 2018 Table Grape Maturity Inspections
We wish to advise that inspections, to ensure table grapes meet minimum standards of maturity will be carried out at the central markets in Canning Vale, distribution centres and wholesale and retail outlets throughout Western Australia.
The standards have been approved by the A/Deputy Director General, Agriculture and Food, Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development. The grower organisation has been notified, in accordance with regulation 46 of the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management (Agriculture Standards) Regulations 2013. The maturity standard applies from 1 September 2017 to 31 August 2018.
Inspections are funded by the Agricultural Produce Commission, Table Grape Producers’ Committee on behalf of the table grape industry. Inspections will be carried out under the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007 (BAM) and the BAM (Agriculture Standards) Regulations 2013 by inspectors from Total Quality Assurance Systems (TQAS).
These inspections will ensure table grapes offered for sale have an appropriate level of maturity thus providing consumer satisfaction and encourage repeat sales.
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Chairperson: APC Table Grape Producers’ Committee
The APC Table Grape Producers’ Committee was established in 1991 and was the first producers’ committee established under the APC Act 1988.
The Committee covers all Western Australian table grape producers.
The Committee consists of seven table grape producers from Western Australia.
Committee members are elected for a three year period with terms commencing in June and ending in May of the relevant year.
Members may apply for re-election once their period of tenure has expired.
When positions becomes vacant the Commission calls for applications from growers who might be interested in applying for membership on the Committee. This is done by placing advertisements in statewide newspapers, on the APC website and in relevant industry newsletters. Should you have an interest in applying, please contact the Commission at firstname.lastname@example.org and your name will be placed on a register of interested persons.
In line with good Committee governance the Committee strives to achieve a balanced Board, with members possessing experience in a range of areas.
- Member | Terms | Email / Phone
- Roger Fahl | 2018 - 2021 |
- Matt Katich | 2016 - 2019 |
- Trevor Carter | 2016 - 2019 |
- Peter Nuich | 2017 - 2020|
- Kim Taylor | 2017 - 2020 |
- David Bumbak | 2018 - 2021 |
- Tony Kundid | 2017 - 2020 |
- All terms are three years commencing in June (unless otherwise stated)
The Table Grape Committee is enabled to provide service (a) to (L) and (m) as listed in the functions under Section 12.1 of the APC Act 1988.
Services undertaken by the Committee
Expenditure of Fee for Service funds is mainly directed towards promotion and table grape inspections services.
The proposed Table Grape Promotion 2017/2018 Budget figure of $44,500 includes the following activities:
- DAFWA – Minimum Maturity Standards Research
- Hit 92.9 (Southern Cross Austereo)
- TG Maturity Assessment (TQAS)
- Seceterial/Office Supplies
- Mealy Bug Research (DAFWA)
- Novel Insecticides & Application Methods (Medfly)
- APC admin charge @ 15% of FFS Collected
A review of Committee activities can be found in the APC Annual Report.
Fee for Service
The Fee for Service is based on three standard carton sizes, these being:
- 18 litre carton @ 7 cents carton
- 22 litre carton @ 9 cents carton
- 36 litre carton @ 14 cents carton
- Fee for service converted to kilogram $0.007 per kilogram
Fee for Service Returns are remitted electronically in the Table Grape FFS Return Form.
To assist in compliance procedures the Committee forwards Fee for Service return forms to producers at the end of each growing season. Producers then complete and return these with their payments.
The regulations for the collection of WA table grape fee for service are covered by the Agricultural Produce (Horticultural Industry) Regulations 2001.