Why does CFIA need to do an inspection if I’m already CanadaGAP-certified? Why isn’t my CanadaGAP audit enough for CFIA?
Government will never accept a private industry program doing inspection work for them. CFIA is obligated to enforce the regulations. CFIA has been very clear about that since they first began talking about the SFCR in 2014. However, program participants may be less likely to be chosen for inspection than companies who are not certified. Certification is one of several factors that CFIA will consider in their risk-based decisions about who to inspect.