The CanadaGAP Program has been designed to be as flexible and responsive as possible to developments within a dynamic industry. The
Both certification options have the following in common: Recognition from the Canadian Government Food Safety Program Four-year cycle – an on-site
Program participants may pay their annual program fee using one of the following methods: By cheque - mail to the CanadaGAP
What activities are considered ‘minimal processing’? Does the CanadaGAP program scope include ‘minimally processed’ foods?
According to the CanadaGAP Food Safety Manuals, the definition for ‘minimal processing’ is as follows: Minimal processing: Transforming whole fruits and
The CanadaGAP manuals are designed for use by operations involved in the production, handling and brokerage of fruits and vegetables in
As of January 1, 2020, operations involved in production, packing or storage of microgreens are no longer able to obtain certification
The commodities covered by the program as of April 1, 2023 are: Commodities covered for production, packing and storage of product:
Types: There are many different varieties of leafy greens available that fall within the scope of the CanadaGAP program. Mature greens
Microgreens, sprouts, and baby leafy greens are NOT the same. Microgreens vs. sprouts: Microgreens are larger than sprouts. Unlike sprouts, the
An operation is growing produce (e.g., lettuce, herbs, etc.) using aquaponics. What is aquaponics? Can the operation obtain CanadaGAP certification?
Aquaponics combines aquaculture with hydroponic plant production. Hydroponics is a method of growing plants in a water based, nutrient rich solution that does