What documentation does the operation involved in packing/repacking/brokerage/ wholesaling need to get from their product suppliers?
The program requires that the operation ONLY get either a copy of the operation’s CanadaGAP certificate or other industry recognized third party food safety audit/certification. It is expected that the operation has one current/valid certificate per season per supplier. This is the minimum. No other documents (e.g., CanadaGAP manuals, CanadaGAP audit reports), records (e.g., agricultural chemical applications), etc. are required by the program. Based on their own assessment of risk or customer expectations, operations may decide or may be required to ask for more from their suppliers (e.g., additional documents, records, etc.).