CanadaGAP is pleased to announce the publication of its 2018 Annual Report, which:

  • provides a summary of the year’s activities
  • highlights the program audit and participation trends
  • offers a preview of objectives and plans for 2019

A copy is available for download at:

The report will be presented at the upcoming CanAgPlus Annual General Meeting on Thursday, December 6, 2018. Click here for additional information about the AGM.

Staffing Update

  • Vishtasp Palkhiwalla replaced Samantha Townsend in mid-June as Program Administrator.
  • Lynne Parisien joined CanadaGAP at the beginning of May as Program and Communications Coordinator, replacing Amelia Balsillie who will return to work after her maternity leave in June 2019.
  • Emily Murphy will also be returning to work in June 2019 after her maternity leave.


Call the CanadaGAP office at 613-829-4711 or send us an email at

About CanadaGAP
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 CanadaGAP 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.

November 29th, 2018 at 11:25 am