CanadaGAP was the first Canadian food safety program to be internationally recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). In May 2010 GFSI formally benchmarked and recognized CanadaGAP certification options B and C as meeting international requirements for food safety. In 2016, GFSI also formally benchmarked and recognized option D for repacking and wholesaling. For more information about GFSI and the benchmarking process, visit

Through the benchmarking process CanadaGAP has established equivalent status to other internationally recognized food safety programs, such as SQF, PrimusGFS and GLOBALG.A.P. (food safety elements only). These efforts position CanadaGAP-certified companies to remain competitive and use a unique, made-in Canada program that is specifically designed for the produce industry to meet international customer demands.

January 3rd, 2018 at 02:01 pm