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CanadaGAP publishes 2023 Annual Report

February 12, 2024  By Greenhouse Canada

Feb. 12, 2024 – CanadaGAP, a food safety program for companies that produce, pack, repack, store, wholesale and broker fruits and vegetables, has published their 2023 annual report. This report provides a summary of the year’s activities, highlights the program audit and participation trends and offers a preview of objectives and plans for 2024.

Highlights from 2023 include:

  • Expanded scope for the CanadaGAP Greenhouse Program: CanadaGAP released the updated Greenhouse Food Safety Manual (Version 10.0), which covers a significantly expanded scope of crops, including many small fruits, tree and vine fruits, root crops and other vegetables that increasingly are being grown indoors.
  • New Certification Bodies: : Three new Certification Bodies, TSLC, dicentra, and MSVS, were approved and licensed to begin offering CanadaGAP audits and certification in 2023.
  • Electronic version of the CanadaGAP Manuals: Provision Analytics, a third-party software provider, invested in fully digitizing the CanadaGAP Food Safety Manuals.
  • Program recognition: The program continued to pursue various benchmarking-related activities. CanadaGAP underwent benchmarking to the SAI Platform Farm Sustainability Assessment (FSA) in cooperation with McCain Foods.
  • CanadaGAP Auditor Recognition Award: The Sheri Nielson Auditor Recognition Award was established in honour of a longtime CanadaGAP auditor and much-loved member of the agricultural community, Sheri Nielson, who passed away unexpectedly last year.
  • Database Upgrades: Internally, two new databases are under development: the CanadaGAP Operations database and Auditor management database to be deployed in 2024.


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