The CanadaGAP manuals are designed for use by operations involved in the production, handling and brokerage of fruits and vegetables in
The commodities covered by the program as of April 1, 2021 are: Commodities covered for production, packing and storage of product:
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
As of January 1, 2020, operations involved in production, packing or storage of microgreens are no longer able to obtain certification through
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 greens are NOT the same. Microgreens vs. sprouts: Microgreens are larger than sprouts. Unlike sprouts, the seed
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
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?
No. Only those commodities listed for production in the CanadaGAP manuals can be included under the scope for production on a CanadaGAP certificate.
An operation is growing edamame (fresh young soybeans that are harvested green), can they be CanadaGAP certified?
Yes. The operation would follow the Fruit and Vegetable manual (and any specific Combined Vegetable requirements). Edamame would fall under beans.
Yes, there are two different types of artichokes that are included in the scope of the CanadaGAP program. The first is