No. Only those commodities listed for production in the CanadaGAP manuals can be included under the scope for production on a CanadaGAP certificate. This is because for each of the commodities covered within the scope for production within the CanadaGAP Program, the practices used to grow them have been put through a HACCP analysis. This means all hazards (biological, chemical and physical) that may be present in the production of the commodity have been considered and requirements (those within the manuals) have been put in place to reduce the risk at the farm level through good agricultural practices. The commodities that are not listed in the scope for production have not undergone this hazard analysis by CanadaGAP; thus there may be requirements that are missing, unnecessary or unknown based on the commodity.
What if an operation grows a commodity (e.g., oranges, bananas) that is not listed in the scope for production? Can production of that commodity be included in their CanadaGAP certification?
November 3rd, 2017 at 04:26 pm