Does an operation that supplies multiple commodities need more than one audit? Is there more than one Audit Checklist?
There is only one Audit Checklist and it includes the requirements for all scopes that CanadaGAP covers. Audits must take place while relevant activities are occurring. Depending on the timing of an operation’s season and activities, they may not be able to have all activities/crops included in their CanadaGAP certification after a single audit. It may take more than one audit and longer than a single season before a certificate will reflect the full extent of an operation’s activities/crops. Most customers are aware of this reality and have shown flexibility as complex operations work towards certification for the full range of their activities.