CanadaGAP is pleased to announce its 2023 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 one new member, Ibtehal Al Sallaiy, and five returning members: Adrien Corbiere, Annie Gagnon, Jeff Hall, Stephanie Levasseur, and Quinton Woods, to the Technical Advisory Committee. Two other individuals, Grant Hackman and Kylin Han, are returning members. Beth Pattillo, a director on the CanAgPlus Board, was reappointed as Committee chair.
|Ibtehal Al Sallaiy||Perpetual Vegetable Co.|
|Adrien Corbiere||Whole Leaf Ltd.|
|Annie Gagnon||Les Cultures de chez nous inc.|
|Grant Hackman||Hackman Associated|
|Jeff Hall||Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA)|
|Kylin Han||Sensei Ag|
|Stéphanie Levasseur||Au Cœur de la pomme|
|Quinton Woods||Gwillimdale Farms|
|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 year.
For more information on the Technical 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.