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CanadaGAP Program Receives Full Government Recognition

Published on: 2017-03-08 1:25:35 PM

CanadaGAP is very pleased to announce that the program has received full Government Recognition. “This achievement has been years in the making, and we are proud to receive recognition,” stated Jack Bates, Chair of the Board for CanAgPlus. “We congratulate our dedicated and hard-working staff on reaching this important milestone, and we thank government representatives for their commitment to this process.” Government recognition is available to food safety programs ...

CanadaGAP Audit Checklist - Release of Version 7.0

Published on: 2017-03-03 9:13:28 AM

Now available on the CanadaGAP website is Version 7.0 of the CanadaGAP Audit Checklist for 2017. A revisions document showing the changes between Versions 6.5 and 7.0 is available for download at: http://www.canadagap.ca/tools/audit-checklist/. Version 7.0 of the CanadaGAP Audit Checklist comes into effect April 1st, 2017. The CanadaGAP Self-Declaration and Self-Assessment checklist has also been updated for 2017. A copy of the updated version is available for download at ...

Survey: CanadaGAP Expert Assistance

Published on: 2017-02-28 3:14:44 PM

Last fall, CanadaGAP surveyed program participants on their experience with the program. We received an excellent response, and have been reviewing the survey results and listening to feedback from CanadaGAP program users. The Board of CanAgPlus, the corporation that owns and operates the CanadaGAP program, also used program participant survey results as input to the Board strategic planning session on December 2016. The outcome of these two activities is to prompt CanadaGAP to explore ...

Annual Program Fee Increase

Published on: 2017-02-24 2:49:25 PM

Last week, CanadaGAP program participants received notice by mail that the annual program fee charged by CanadaGAP will increase by 5% effective April 1, 2017. The increase will be reflected the next time the program participant is invoiced by CanadaGAP on the anniversary of enrolment.   Option Current annual fee New annual fee – April 1, 2017 ...

CanadaGAP Introduces Unannounced Audits

Published on: 2017-02-07 9:04:00 AM

Effective April 1, 2017 CanadaGAP will introduce an Unannounced Audit programme in response to new GFSI benchmarking requirements. What is an Unannounced Audit?  Unannounced audits will not be scheduled in advance with the producer. The certification body will provide 2 to 5 business days’ notice that the auditor is coming. An unannounced audit will take place instead of a scheduled audit (NOT additional to a scheduled audit). The producer will pay the ...