Appointments to the CanadaGAP Stakeholder Advisory Committee for 2018 have been made by the CanAgPlus Board of Directors.
The CanadaGAP Stakeholder Advisory Committee meets annually to provide input, advice and recommendations to the Board on the technical components of the CanadaGAP Program.
The following members were appointed to serve on the Committee:
|Area of Expertise
|Food Safety, Tree and Vine Fruit
||BC Tree Fruit Cooperative
|Small Fruit, Potatoes, Vegetables
||PEI Horticultural Association
|Food Safety, Small Fruit
|Repacking and Wholesaling, Vegetables, Potatoes
||Peak of the Market
||Canadian Produce Marketing Association
||Potato Growers of Alberta
||Au Cœur de la pomme
||Sefton Food Safety Consulting/Coaching
|Greenhouse, Board liaison
||Chair –Stephanie Larivière
||Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers / Erie James Ltd.
Nominations to the Stakeholder Advisory Committee are being accepted annually. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply through the nomination process each summer. For more information on the Stakeholder Advisory Committee visit the CanadaGAP website at: https://www.canadagap.ca/history/governance/
CanadaGAP is a national, voluntary food safety program consisting of standards and a certification system for the safe production and handling of fresh fruits and vegetables. The program is officially recognized by the Government of Canada and by GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative). Two manuals, one specific to greenhouse operations, the second for other fruit and vegetable operations, have been developed by the horticultural industry and reviewed for technical soundness by Canadian government officials. The manuals are designed for companies implementing Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) in their fruit and vegetable production, packing and storage operations; for repackers and wholesalers implementing Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and HACCP programs; and for produce brokers following supplier management and traceability best practices.