CanadaGAP® is a food safety program for companies that produce, handle and broker fruits and vegetables. It is designed to help implement and maintain effective food safety procedures within fresh produce operations. Two manuals, one specific to greenhouse operations, the second for other fruit and vegetable operations, have been developed by the horticultural industry and reviewed for technical soundness by Canadian government officials. The manuals are designed for companies implementing Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) in their production, packing and storage operations, and for repackers and wholesalers implementing Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and HACCP programs. The program is also designed for fresh produce brokers implementing best practices in supplier management and product traceabilityProgram participants must comply with food safety standards outlined by the program, and undergo and successfully complete audits in order to become CanadaGAP-certified.
Several Canadian buyers – including Loblaw Companies Limited, McCain Foods Canada, Simplot Canada and Lamb-Weston – are requiring that growers become certified under the CanadaGAP Program.
At NSF, CanadaGAP certification services are provided by NSF Canada Agricultural Certification Company. To view a current list of companies that have been CanadaGAP-certified by NSF Canada Agricultural Certification Company (NSF Canada Ag), please click here.
CanadaGAP (Options B, C, D) are recognized by GFSI.
For more information on CanadaGAP, including certification options, enrolment details and tips on getting started, visit the CanadaGAP website.
NSF Canada Ag can help you manage your auditing processes and reduce the risk to your brand. Our team offers a broad range of third party auditing services that will meet the needs of your customers or your supply chain.