CanadaGAP is a food safety program for fresh fruits and vegetables.

The program consists of national food safety standards and a certification system for produce suppliers. The program has received full Canadian Government Recognition, and is benchmarked to and recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). Two manuals, one specific to greenhouse operations, the second for other fruit and vegetable operations, have been designed for companies implementing Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) in their production, packing and storage operations and for repackers and wholesalers implementing Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and HACCP programs. The program is also designed for fresh produce brokers implementing best practices in supplier management and product traceability. The program is based on HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) and undergoes a rigorous technical review and oversight by Canadian government officials.

The program is open to suppliers who need to demonstrate to their customers that they are meeting food safety requirements. Program participants are required to pass a third party audit specifically based on the CanadaGAP manuals.

January 3rd, 2018 at 02:19 pm