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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 ...

GFSI Recognition for CanadaGAP Option D (Repacking and Wholesaling)

Published on: 2016-03-24 1:26:23 PM

CanadaGAP® is pleased to announce that it has been recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) for Option D certification for Repacking and Wholesaling. CanadaGAP submitted Option D for GFSI Benchmarking in 2015, and successfully completed the process including a public stakeholder consultation earlier in 2016. “We are delighted to achieve this recognition,” noted Jack Bates, Chair of the CanadaGAP Board of Directors. “Many repacking and wholesaling companies ...

CanadaGAP Audit Checklist - Release of Version 6.5

Published on: 2016-03-11 4:33:49 PM

Now available on the CanadaGAP website is Version 6.5 of the CanadaGAP Audit Checklist for 2016. A revisions document showing the changes between Versions 6.4 and 6.5 is available for download at: http://www.canadagap.ca/tools/audit-checklist/  Version 6.5 of the CanadaGAP Audit Checklist comes into effect April 1st, 2016. The CanadaGAP Self-Declaration and Self-Assessment checklist has also been updated for 2016. A copy of the updated version is available for download at ...

CanadaGAP Food Safety Manuals updated for 2016

Published on: 2016-02-11 9:18:58 AM

  Updated versions of the CanadaGAP Food Safety Manuals have now been released.           1) Fruit and Vegetable Manual, Version 6.4          2) Greenhouse Manual, Version 6.4   For certification purposes, the new manuals take effect on April 1, 2016. A corresponding update to the CanadaGAP audit checklist will be issued prior to that effective date.   To facilitate the transition to ...

CanadaGAP announces Stakeholder Advisory Committee for 2016-2017

Published on: 2015-12-21 2:44:21 PM

Appointments to the CanadaGAP Stakeholder Advisory Committee for 2016-2017 have been made by the CanAgPlus Board of Directors. The CanadaGAP Stakeholder Advisory Committee was established in November 2012, and evolved from the former On-Farm Food Safety Technical Working Group. The Committee meets annually to provide input, advice and recommendations on the technical components of the CanadaGAP Program. The following members were appointed to serve on the Committee for the next two ...