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   Government Of Canada Congratulates CanadaGAP For Food Safety Achievements
by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017 at 9:01AM EDT

OTTAWA - The Government of Canada congratulates CanadaGAP for having successfully completed the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) Food Safety Recognition Program (FSRP).

The FSRP provides federal recognition of on-farm and post-farm food safety systems developed and implemented by national industry organizations to enhance food safety, maintain the confidence of Canadian consumers, and facilitate market access.

CanadaGAP is a food safety program for companies that produce, handle and broker fruits and vegetables. It promotes Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and is designed to help implement and maintain effective food safety procedures within fresh produce operations.

Qualification for the FSRP is assessed through an extremely thorough review process. CanadaGAP is the third organization to qualify under the program, after the Dairy Farmers of Canada in 2016 and the Chicken Farmers of Canada in 2013.

Through programs like the FSRP, the CFIA and the Government of Canada are working closely with industry partners to enhance food safety for Canadian families from farm to fork.

Source: Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)

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