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CanadaGAP Annual General Meeting to be held December 8 in Ottawa

Published on: 2016-08-03 1:41:23 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   August 3, 2016 - The 2016 Annual General Meeting for the CanadaGAP Food Safety Program will be held in Ottawa on Thursday, December 8.   Time:             Start time 1:30 p.m. EST   Location:      Canadian Federation of Agriculture National Office - Boardroom  21 Florence Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada  K2P ...

Advance Notice: Program Change for 2017

Published on: 2016-06-27 1:49:36 PM

Effective April 1, 2017, the passing score on the CanadaGAP Audit Checklist will be 85%. The current passing score is 80%.  The decision to increase the passing score on the CanadaGAP audit was made by the CanAgPlus Board of Directors at its most recent meeting. CanAgPlus is the not-for-profit corporation that owns and operates the CanadaGAP program. “To maintain program integrity and credibility, we felt it was time to move in the direction of a higher passing score,” ...

CanAgPlus Board of Director Nominations

Published on: 2016-06-21 1:38:45 PM

CanadaGAP® is now accepting nominations for candidates to serve on the Board of Directors for CanAgPlus, the corporation that owns and operates the CanadaGAP Program. CanAgPlus relies on volunteer leaders to guide decision making and oversee management of CanadaGAP. Participation on the Board of Directors affords volunteer leaders the opportunity for personal growth and satisfaction in moving the program forward and improving food safety in the fresh produce industry. CanAgPlus directors ...

Clarification of CanadaGAP requirements as they apply to standalone storage operations

Published on: 2016-06-21 1:33:47 PM

The following communication applies to standalone storage operations and the CanadaGAP-certified companies (e.g., producers) who store their product in those facilities.  CanadaGAP requires all certified companies to source their product from suppliers who are also certified to CanadaGAP or to another industry-recognized third party food safety audit/certification.  The requirement in Section 19.1 states:  The person responsible selects/purchases harvested/market ...

Advance Notice of Changes to CanadaGAP Program Requirement – Section 6

Published on: 2016-04-26 2:19:21 PM

A CanadaGAP requirement regarding agricultural chemical application is changing for April 1, 2017. This change may have an impact on your operation. Therefore, notice is being given well in advance of the change taking effect so that you have time to fulfill the requirement successfully. Section 6 Agricultural Chemicals: 6.2 Application: Current Requirement (April 2016-March 2017): Applicator follows provincial regulations and has an applicator’s license or is certified, OR is ...