Food fraud is the deliberate and intentional substitution, addition, tampering or misrepresentation of food, food ingredients or food packaging, labelling, product
The requirements for Food Fraud are outlined in Section 23.7 (Food Fraud). All operations must assess potential food fraud vulnerabilities by
If an operation already has a Food Defense program in place, do they still have to follow the Food Fraud requirements?
Food Fraud differs from Food Defense; therefore, both are expected to be considered within the CanadaGAP program. Both involve intentionally adulterating
What must operations do to fulfill the requirements in Section 23.6 (Allergens) of the CanadaGAP manuals? How will the corresponding question be marked in the Audit Checklist? What are some examples of potential allergens operations might need to consider?
Every operation is required to complete the allergen section (including Form S). The simplest way for operations to complete the requirements
In some cases, employees may bring food for lunch/snacks that contain potential allergens. Should employees’ lunches be considered as part of the allergen assessment and included on Form S (Allergen Information – Assessment)?
No, employees’ lunches and snacks do not need to be considered in the allergen assessment section of the manual. Hazards associated
Can an operation keep using agricultural chemicals if they have potential allergens (e.g., soya, sulphites, etc.) as ingredients? Do these potential allergens have to be declared on the product/packaging label?
The science regarding allergens being present in agricultural chemicals and then remaining on the product is not well documented at this
Is it okay for the mock recall to be completed by an operation that is packing, repacking, wholesaling or brokering on behalf of the operations supplying them? Or does it have to be done by each individual operation?
Each individual operation is expected to conduct its own mock recall to achieve certification.
No, latex gloves are not allowed (due to allergens). Forms C and D describe the types of gloves that may be
Can employees carry drinking water with them while working in the production site (e.g., field, orchard, etc.)?
No, according to the CanadaGAP Food Safety Manuals it is not acceptable for employees to carry drinking water with them into