An operation is growing edamame (fresh young soybeans that are harvested green), can they be CanadaGAP certified?
Yes. The operation would follow the Fruit and Vegetable manual (and any specific Combined Vegetable requirements). Edamame would fall under beans. For other types of soybean production (i.e., where soybeans are left to fully mature and to dry/cure in the field before being harvested) the CanadaGAP Program does not cover that. Those types of soybeans would be covered under the Canadian Grain Council’s On-Farm Food Safety program www.canadagrainscouncil.ca.