CanadaGAP has published its 2023 Annual Report, which:
- provides a summary of the year's activities
- highlights the program audit and participation trends
- offers a preview of objectives and plans for 2024
A copy is available for download at: http://www.canadagap.ca/publications/annual-report/
CanadaGAP is a national, voluntary food safety program consisting of standards and a certification system for the safe production and handling of fresh fruits and vegetables. The program is officially recognized by the Government of Canada and by GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative). 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 CanadaGAP manuals are designed for companies implementing Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) in their fruit and vegetable production, packing and storage operations; for repackers and wholesalers implementing Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and HACCP programs; and for produce brokers following supplier management and traceability best practices.
Source: CanadaGAP February 9, 2024 news release