Each year, does an operation have to get/print off a NEW manual(s)?
No. The requirement [found in Section 24 (HACCP Plan and Food Safety Program Maintenance and Review)] is that an operation ONLY needs to update the PAGES/SECTIONS that have changed. The outline of main changes can be found in the ‘main changes document’ available here . Details on the exact changes are found in the revisions documents on the CanadaGAP® website. Each year, operations may use the same manual (each section needs to be reviewed and items should be added/deleted/changed as necessary), adding and replacing any pages as needed to keep the version current, make their own updates to pages where something has changed in their operations, and sign the confirmation log at the bottom of each section to show that they are successfully completing the requirements within the program. Operations should make it clear in their manual that they have updated it to the most recent version (e.g., by updating the version number on their title page). Please read this communique for more detail about updating the CanadaGAP manual(s).