CanadaGAP is pleased to announce its 2021 Technical Advisory Committee members. The volunteer committee serves a technical advisory role to the CanAgPlus Board of Directors. The group meets annually and holds teleconferences as needed. The Committee’s role is to review proposed updates to the CanadaGAP Food Safety manuals, HACCP models and the CanadaGAP Audit Checklist. They also review any other technical matters related to the program.

The Board appointed eight (8) new members to the Technical Advisory Committee. Congratulations to the members below:

Appointee Affiliated Organization
Eric Cheng Star Produce
Joanne Driscoll PEI Horticultural Association
Annie Gagnon Les Cultures de chez nous inc.
Jeff Hall Canadian Produce Marketing Association
Cameron Korpan NSF Canada Ag
Stéphanie Levasseur Au Cœur de la pomme
James Sefton Sefton Food Safety Consulting/Coaching
Quinton Woods Gwillimdale Farms
Board Liaison:
Committee Chair Beth Pattillo
Ex officio (Chair of CanAgPlus Board) Stephanie Lariviere

Nominations to the Technical Advisory Committee are accepted annually. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply through the nomination process each summer.

For more information on the Technical 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.

December 21st, 2020 at 01:50 pm