CanadaGAP® is a food safety program for companies that produce, handle, and broker fruits and vegetables. The program has received full Canadian Government Recognition and is designed to help implement and maintain effective food safety procedures within fresh produce operations.
Are you a fresh fruit and vegetable business interested in, or already selling into, the retail, wholesale, or foodservice markets? The Preparing for CanadaGAP webinar series will help you understand the process of applying for CanadaGAP and break down its requirements into clear steps. This series is being offered province-wide by Leduc County with the support of Kneehill County, Lac Ste. Anne County, Starland County, and Parkland County.
About the Webinar Series
This webinar series takes the guesswork out of the CanadaGAP process and will prepare you to meet its requirements.
Implementing CanadaGAP into your business provides assurance to retail and foodservice buyers. It will:
- ensure you are meeting your customer requirements for safe food
- position your business to access new market channels
- increase the opportunity for financial success
Businesses with CanadaGAP meet the preventive control plan requirements of the Safe Food for Canadians Act and Regulations (SFCR).
- Introductory session: week of Jan. 18 to 22, 2021 (1.5 hour session)
- Six weekly sessions: weeks Jan. 25 to March 5, 2021 (3 hours of session per week)
- Wrap-up session: week of March 8 to 12, 2021 (1.5 hour session)
Costs and Commitment
Registration is free; however, there is a significant time commitment required. The cost is your time and commitment to complete all of the sessions.
Sign up by calling Leduc County Agricultural Services at 780-955-4593, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited, please register early to retain your spot.
Registration deadline for Sponsoring Counties
To support their commitment to their local food industries, spots will be reserved for residents of Leduc County, Kneehill County, Lac Ste. Anne County, Starland County, and Parkland County until Dec. 11, 2020. Following that, registration will be open province-wide. The province-wide registration deadline is Jan. 11, 2021.
For more information, contact Sharon Faye, local food coordinator with Leduc County, at 780-955-4593 or email@example.com.