Recognized by:OptionAudit FrequencyFeatures
Canadian Government
Food Safety
Recognition Program
Option A1
Individual Supplier
Every 4 years - audit on-site

Could also be selected for random audit in Years 2, 3 and 4 of the cycle
Year 1 on-site audit by 3rd party Certification Body (CB)

Annually - if not selected for random audit, must complete sworn declaration and self-assessment

Annually - 3rd party CB reviews declarations & self-assessment

More affordable to industry while still providing annual oversight
Canadian Government
Food Safety
Recognition Program
Option A2
Individual Supplier
Every 4 years -  on-site audit

No more than 4 years between on-site audits. If selected for a random audit, scheduled audit date will be extended to four years from the random audit date.
Year 1 on-site audit by 3rd party Certification Body (CB)

Annually - if not selected for random audit, must complete sworn declaration and self-assessment

Annually - 3rd party CB reviews declarations & self-assessment
GFSI -Recognized*

Canadian Government
Food Safety
Recognition Program
Option B
Group Certification
Annually - Group must internally audit all members, central facilities and Management System

Annually - 3rd party CB audit of Group Management System

Annually - Sampling audits by CB of group members
Group must run its own internal Management System and effectively act as CB for its members (internal costs)

Group Management System is subject to annual oversight by 3rd party CB

Design of Option B is based on GLOBALG.A.P. requirements - a rigourous approach
GFSI -Recognized*

Canadian Government
Food Safety
Recognition Program
Option C
lndividual Supplier
AnnualOn-site audit by 3rd party CB

Meets international benchmarking requirements

Higher cost than A options due to higher audit frequency

 
GFSI - Recognized*

Canadian Government
Food Safety
Recognition Program
Option D
Repacking, Wholesale and Brokerage
AnnualOn-site audit by 3rd party CB

Repacking and wholesaling components meet international benchmarking requirements

* The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) officially recognizes CanadaGAP® certification options B and C, and D for repacking and wholesaling.

February 27th, 2021 at 11:06 am