We are writing to remind you that April 1st is the effective date for changes to the program for 2021.

Updates to CanadaGAP Manuals Take Effect April 1st

Two previous communiques announced the publication of Version 9.0 of the CanadaGAP Manuals, and provided tips on updating your manual for 2021. See the communiques at: https://www.canadagap.ca/publications/communiques/

To download the manuals, go to: www.canadagap.ca/manuals/downloads/.

In addition to the document “Outline of Main Changes to CanadaGAP Manuals for 2021 (Version 9.0)” published on the website, a PowerPoint presentation summarizing the changes can also be downloaded at: https://www.canadagap.ca/publications/presentations/.

Use these materials to help speed up the task of updating your manuals for 2021!

CanadaGAP Audit Checklist – Release of Version 9.0

Version 9.0 of the CanadaGAP Audit Checklist for 2021 comes into effect April 1st, 2021 and can be accessed on the CanadaGAP website at www.canadagap.ca/audit-checklist/.

Reminder of Significant Program Changes for 2021

The CanadaGAP Program Management Manual contains further details about the significant change in 2021 to the audit passing score for CanadaGAP program participants who are certified to a GFSI-recognized option. These certification options include:

  • Option B (Group Certification)
  • Option C (Annual Audit)
  • Option D for Repacking and Wholesaling

Starting April 1st, those requiring GFSI-recognized certificates must comply 100% with the audit checklist requirements. During the audit if full points have not been awarded for a requirement, corrective actions will need to be taken before certification can be granted. For more information, please refer to:

If you have any questions, visit our website or contact the CanadaGAP office by calling 613-829-4711 or emailing info@canadagap.ca.

April 1st, 2021 at 10:27 am