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CanadaGAP Training Schedule 2016

NSF-GFTC has four training programs for CanadaGap, a food safety program for companies that produce, pack, repack and store fresh fruits and vegetables.

November 27, 2015
by Canadian Packaging staff

For companies that produce, pack, repack and store fresh fruits and vegetables, the NSF-GFTC has a couple of CanadaGap food safety programs designed to help implement and maintain effective food safety procedures within fresh produce operations.

CanadaGap has two manuals, one specific to Greenhouse operations, the second for other fruit and vegetable operations, 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 traceability.

Training programs offered:

  • Introduction to the CanadaGAP Program
    January 18-19, 2016 | Guelph ON
    February 23-24, 2016 | Vancouver BC
    This two day-course is designed to educate attendees on the CanadaGAP Food Safety Program. It includes general information about the CanadaGAP program, including details on how to become CanadaGAP certified, along with a review of the main technical requirements laid out in the CanadaGAP program.
    Click HERE to find out more and to register.
  • CanadaGAP Auditor Training
    February 22-26, 2016 | Guelph ON
    March 7-11, 2016 | Vancouver BC
    This five-day course is designed to train potential auditors specifically for the CanadaGAP program. It includes an intensive review of the CanadaGAP manual requirements, with the incorporation of practical examples specific to commodity or region, and an optional HACCP overview. The course is four days of classroom training and a fifth day for review and examination(s).
    Please note: The CanadaGAP Auditor Training program has a pre-course assignment, therefore registration will close two weeks before the course start date.
    Click HERE to find out more and to register.

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