A Crisis Management Team, facilitated by AUSVEG, has been funded and trained to effectively respond to any crisis that may negatively impact growers, consumers, industry assets or the reputation of the vegetable industry.

A crisis management plan has been developed by the industry to respond to a crisis. The AUSVEG Crisis Management Team works with relevant stakeholders, authorities and the supply chain to manage and minimise the impact of crises on the industry.

Early notification and preparation are critical to an effective industry response.

Crisis Hotline: 1300 855 170

AUSVEG/Media enquiries: 03 9882 0277

A crisis can include:

  • Accidental or deliberate contamination
  • Threats/blackmail/extortion
  • Theft of dangerous chemicals
  • Significant workforce issues or unrest
  • Felonious activity (market fraud or manipulation)
  • Biosecurity incidents (or failure to report)

In the event of a crisis, vegetable industry members should contact the numbers listed above for assistance.

This project has been funded by Hort Innovation, using the vegetable research and development levy and contributions from the Australian Government. Hort Innovation is the grower-owned, not-for-profit research and development corporation for Australian horticulture.