Training Resources for Fresh Produce Suppliers
The following resources are designed to help you implement the CanadaGAP® Program; train your employees; work through the CanadaGAP manuals – answering any questions you may have along the way; and provide supplementary information to help you assess and manage food safety hazards.
- FAQ: Food Safety for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables - Answers to some of the questions most frequently asked about food safety
- FAQ: Agricultural Water - Frequently asked questions about using water for irrigation and agricultural chemical application.
- FAQ: Water Quality - Frequently asked questions about using water for cooling, fluming, washing, rinsing and drenching fruits and vegetables.
- FAQ: Record-Keeping - Frequently asked questions about keeping good records to ensure traceability in your operation.
- FAQ: Agricultural Chemicals - Frequently asked questions about storage and application of agricultural chemicals
- Five Key Practices: Food Safety for Fruits and Vegetables - This ready-to-print, double-sided brochure outlines the five key practices which are the cornerstones of the CanadaGAP Program: Employee Training, Water Quality and Sanitation, Good Agricultural Practices, Personal Hygiene and Good Record-Keeping and Traceability. Distribute the brochure to employees, or have copies ready for visitors who come to your operation
- Food Safety: A Guide to Personal Hygiene - A brochure for employees outlining good personal hygiene practices. This can be used to train employees in their role in helping to prevent contamination of fresh fruits and vegetables.
- Tips for U-Pick: Safe Fruit and Vegetables – A Picker’s Guide - This is a useful brochure to have available to customers picking their own produce at your operation, with tips for good hygiene and picking practices, farm cleanliness, etc.
- Cleaning and Sanitizing Equipment - Provides tips on how to have an effective cleaning and sanitation program in place for equipment, containers and buildings.
- Hand Washing Poster - Step-by-step instructions for hand washing. It can be posted near the washroom, handwashing station, lunchroom or kitchen facilities to remind employees to wash their hands before returning to work.
- Hand Sanitizer Poster - Step-by-step instructions for using hand sanitizer. It can be posted at your entrance, near the washroom, handwashing station, lunchroom or kitchen facilities if hand sanitizer is used, to remind employees to use hand sanitizer before returning to work.
- Employee Illness Poster - This poster reminds employees they must immediately report any illnesses to their supervisor.
- Chemical Storage Signs - Post these signs on your designated chemical storage area door.
- Guide to Creating an Employee Food Safety Handbook - Tips for creating an employee handbook with information on your operation’s policies and procedures.
- Form Management Template - Control sheets for annual, monthly and ongoing forms.
- Implementation Timeline - (Microsoft Excel) Use the calendar provided to develop your implementation timeline of the CanadaGAP Program in your operation.