About Us

Total Quality Assurance Systems Pty Ltd was incorporated in 1998 by Chris Hall in response to industry needs for Quality Assurance consultancy and support services. Since then TQAS have provided service and support to over 200 businesses and individuals including primary producers, packing sheds, market agents , secondary wholesalers, transport companies and retailers. Quality Systems designed to meet the requirements of SQF 1000/ 2000, Codex HACCP, Woolworths WQA and Coles Requirements have been prepared and provided for implementation by clients. We also provide an Approved Supplier Management service to many clients whose Quality Standards impose specific eligibility requirements upon their product sourcing activities.

Chris holds a Diploma of Horticulture and is a licensed HACCP practitioner accredited under the internationally recognised RABQSA competency standards. His extensive industry experience includes on-farm fruit and vegetable crop production, wholesaling, retailing and quality control management. Frank Holmes was engaged in 2008 to meet additional demand for client services and to assist with upgrades to information systems. Frank has over 30 years extensive fruit and vegetable industry management experience including wholesaling, retailing and quality control.

Since 1998, TQAS have been appointed by Rudge Produce Sytems Pty Ltd of Melbourne to perform independent inspection surveys of horticultural produce in Western Australia. Inspections of local and imported produce are comprehensive and include assessments of quality and defects together with supporting documentation and photographic evidence as required.

We also provide a daily food safety sample testing collection service from Market City, Canning Vale W.A. and also receive testing samples directly at our office from across W.A. which we submit to local and interstate laboratories who perform tests for chemical residues (MRL’s), microbial contamination, heavy metals, water and soils. All results are reported in accordance with the requirements of the Food Standards Code by NATA accredited laboratories and can be combined to meet the supply requirements of major chain stores in W.A and/or industry recognised QA standards.

We manage permanent records of all lab testing and can provide listings or copies of results to clients at any time.

We currently perform fruit maturity testing of pome fruits, citrus fruits and stonefruit which are offered for sale in Western Australia on behalf of Fruitwest ; and we also conduct regulatory monitoring of grape maturity on behalf of the Agricultural Produce Commission.

Our daily operations commence from 5am and we can be contacted by telephone, fax , email or mobile to assist with any enquiries. Our office is located within the Odeum Produce Building at – 34 Catalano Road, Canning Vale W.A. (cnr Zanni Street).

Chris Hall

Chris Hall

Managing Director of Total Quality Assurance Systems Pty Ltd, Chris Hall, has many years of experience in the following areas:

  • Certified Food Safety System Facilitator with the Quality Society of Australia
  • Diploma of Horticulture from Lincoln College, New Zealand
  • Qualified HACCP consultant
  • Fresh Produce Buyer and Quality Controller for major retailers
  • 30 plus years experience in post harvest horticulture
  • Post harvest inspection of fresh produce and Food safety related quality management systems development and management

Frank Holmes

Frank Holmes

Frank Holmes has more than 30 years industry experience in wholesaling and retailing as well as administration and systems development. HACCP trained (The Food Centre, Perth)

  • Postharvest Handling and Produce Quality Training Program (University of Western Sydney)
  • Fresh Produce Buyer and Quality Controller – Woolworths WA
  • Information systems design, database development and document management systems