In some provinces, the provincial standards for potable water are different from the CanadaGAP requirement of 0 total coliforms and 0 E. coli. Does an operation have to meet the CanadaGAP requirement (which is the same as the microbiological parameters in Health Canada’s Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality), or do they follow their provincial standards?

In the manual, it would usually depend on which is the stricter requirement and this would need to be followed. However,

In some provinces, the provincial standards for potable water are different from the CanadaGAP requirement of 0 total coliforms and 0 E. coli. Does an operation have to meet the CanadaGAP requirement (which is the same as the microbiological parameters in Health Canada’s Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality), or do they follow their provincial standards?2017-11-03T16:25:38-04:00

What if an accredited lab is not able to report water test results as 0 total coliforms and 0 E. coli? The lab may only be able to report total coliforms as “less than 10” or “less than 1”. What does this mean, and is it acceptable?

When water test results are reported as <10 total coliforms per 100mL of water or <1 total coliforms per 100 mL

What if an accredited lab is not able to report water test results as 0 total coliforms and 0 E. coli? The lab may only be able to report total coliforms as “less than 10” or “less than 1”. What does this mean, and is it acceptable?2017-11-03T16:25:39-04:00

If an accredited lab uses a sensitive testing method (i.e., reports an exact number of total coliforms) and the water test results are not 0 total coliforms and 0 E.coli, will an operation autofail an audit?

It depends on what the water is used for. Review the Water (for Fluming and Cleaning) and Ice section within the

If an accredited lab uses a sensitive testing method (i.e., reports an exact number of total coliforms) and the water test results are not 0 total coliforms and 0 E.coli, will an operation autofail an audit?2017-11-03T16:25:39-04:00
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