What if an operation cannot follow one of the procedures in the CanadaGAP manual? Will they have no choice but to lose marks on the audit?
Each procedure in the CanadaGAP manual is a control measure to manage a hazard. If an operation chooses not to follow a procedure, they would be expected to have an alternate procedure in place that mitigates the risk. These are called ‘deviations’ and are covered in the important note in the ‘how to complete your manual’ section of the CanadaGAP manual.