Disclaimer and Copyright Notice

for CanadaGAP Manuals and related documentation
January 2017

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The CanadaGAP Food Safety Manual for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables and related materials were developed as part of the original On-Farm Food Safety Program led by the Canadian Horticultural Council, and the Repacking and Wholesale Food Safety Program led by the Canadian Produce Marketing Association, with the funding and support of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC). Effective November 1, 2012, the CanadaGAP program is operated by CanAgPlus, a Canadian not-for-profit corporation. CanAgPlus now owns, publishes and maintains the CanadaGAP manuals and related materials. The Canadian Horticultural Council and the Canadian Produce Marketing Association are no longer involved with any publications or any other aspect of the CanadaGAP program.

Technical support for the development of this document was provided by various federal and provincial governments, regional associations and technical resources. This manual was developed by individuals from across Canada with employment or other relevant experience involving production, packing, repacking and storage of fresh food and vegetables. A list of contributors is available on the CanadaGAP website at www.canadagap.ca

Every effort has been made to ensure the material presented herein is up-to-date and accurate; however, the organizations and individuals involved in the research, development and publishing processes cannot be held responsible for any error or consequences that could result from use of this information.


CanAgPlus has made every reasonable effort to ensure the accuracy of all the information contained in this publication and other publications in the CanadaGAP Program. However, CanAgPlus makes no representations or warranties whatsoever whether express or implied as to the accuracy, correctness, currency, completeness or fitness or suitability for any purpose of such information and therefore disclaims to the maximum extent permitted by law any and all liability for any error, damage, loss, injury or other consequence which may arise from use in any manner of any information contained in this publication.

This document is intended to provide general food safety guidelines for the production and handling of horticultural products. It is not intended to serve as, and does not constitute recommendations or legal advice for any of the material contained herein. Because food safety plans and issues are evolving, may vary, and could involve legal implications, the reader should consult legal counsel for advice on particular legal or regulatory matters that may arise.


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