The Introduction to the CanadaGAP Food Safety manuals (VI. Iv. Document Retention) states: At least three months of records prior to
The Introduction to the CanadaGAP Food Safety manuals (VI. Iv. Document Retention) states: For participants on a yearly audit cycle: All
If an operation has a season that is shorter than 3 months (i.e., the time between the start date and harvest date is less than 3 months), how are they able to meet the CanadaGAP requirement of having 3 months of records available during their audit?
Generally speaking, CanadaGAP requires at least 3 months of records prior to the date of the initial audit. However, there are
The description of ‘weather conditions’ does not need to be very detailed. General descriptions such as “windy” or “raining” are acceptable.
Can an operation use custom made forms and not the CanadaGAP form templates for their records and still receive full marks?
The forms provided in the CanadaGAP manuals are templates only. If an operation is using their own forms, they can get
If an operation is using an electronic system to keep records (e.g., Ag Expert Software), will they lose marks if they don’t print off the forms and sign the confirmation update log?
The forms do not have to be printed, BUT the confirmation update log (and other places that require a name/signature) must
Yes, pencil is acceptable. In some cases, when working outside and filling out record keeping forms in the cold weather, a
An operation is required to have a ‘letter of assurance’ in the following cases: Purchasing/receiving compost/compost tea Purchasing/receiving ice Purchasing/receiving wax