CanadaGAP, a preventive program based on Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP), uses science-based measures to help ensure food safety of fresh fruits and vegetables. It is the first food safety program in Canada to be benchmarked to the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), and we are one of only a few organizations accredited to certify to CanadaGAP.
Several large Canadian retailers and food processors require CanadaGAP certification for their growers.
To become certified, participants must comply with food safety requirements developed by the horticultural industry and reviewed for technical soundness by Canadian government officials. The operation must also undergo and successfully complete on-farm audits.
CanadaGAP certification applies to fresh fruits and vegetables. This includes leafy and cruciferous vegetables, potatoes, bulb and root vegetables, asparagus, sweet corn, legumes, fruiting vegetables, small fruit, tree and vine fruit, and greenhouse production. The standard covers:
Technical requirements are the same for all options. The differences are the number of organizations certifying, the frequency and type of audits, and the level of recognition.
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