CanadaGAP is pleased to announce its Stakeholder Advisory Committee members for 2019. The volunteer committee serves a technical advisory role to the CanAgPlus Board of Directors, meets annually and holds teleconferences as needed.

The Committee’s role is to:

  • Review updates to the CanadaGAP Audit Checklist
  • Review proposed revisions and updates to the CanadaGAP food safety manuals and HACCP models, as required
  • Review other technical matters related to the CanadaGAP program (e.g., self-assessment checklist and declaration of conformity, auditor training materials, etc.)

The Board elected one new member to fill a resignation and one member has been reappointed. A new chair has been selected to oversee the committee’s work. All other individuals are returning members.

Area of ExpertiseAppointeeAffiliated Organization
Food SafetyEric ChengStar Produce
Small Fruit, Potatoes, VegetablesJoanne DriscollPEI Horticultural Association
Food Safety, Small FruitNadene GuruléAgrifina Services
Repacking and Wholesaling, Vegetables, PotatoesGrant HackmanPeak of the Market
Food SafetyJeff HallCanadian Produce Marketing Association
PotatoesTerence HochsteinPotato Growers of Alberta
Tree and Vine FruitStéphanie LevasseurAu Cœur de la pomme
Food SafetyJames SeftonSefton Food Safety Consulting/Coaching
Vegetables, PotatoesQuinton WoodsGwillimdale Farms
Chair, Board liaisonCathy McKayNature’s Bounty

Nominations to the Stakeholder Advisory Committee are 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:

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 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.