Quick Facts

CanadaGAP®:

  • provides an internationally recognized food safety standard and certification system for fresh produce suppliers
  • has received full Canadian Government Recognition and is considered a "model system" for meeting federal regulatory requirements
  • is officially benchmakred to and recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) for certification options B,C and D
  • is a user-friendly, “made-in-Canada” food safety program
  • is HACCP-based and founded on a preventive approach. The operation implements the requirements and follows procedures to minimize known food safety hazards. The program is built on operations taking science-based, preventive measures to reduce the risk of contamination
  • helps fresh produce suppliers demonstrate food safety vigilance
  • allows fruit and vegetable operations to remain competitive in the international marketplace