FOOD SAFETY & CERTIFICATIONSSetting & Enforcing the highest industry standards
Food safety is mandatory and important.
We closely adhere to the multiple Canadian standards including the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) regulations including The Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Regulations, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Good Handling Practices (GHP) and Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP).
Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI)
The Global Food Safety Initiative is a business-driven initiative for the continuous improvement of food safety management systems to ensure confidence in the delivery of safe food to consumers worldwide.
The GFSI objectives are to:
- Reduce food safety risks by delivering equivalence and convergence between effective food safety management systems
- Manage cost in the global food system by eliminating redundancy and improving operational efficiency
- Develop competencies and capacity building in food safety to create consistent and effective global food systems
- Provide a unique international stakeholder platform for collaboration, knowledge exchange and networking
Canadian Organic Regime
The COR is a non-traditional regime for the CFIA. The Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) provides a federal program for the regulation of Canadian organic products. The COR is designed to build on the existing system of domestic accreditation and certification.
The CFIA is the competent authority that oversees the COR governing the use of the Canada Organic Logo. The CFIA enters into agreements with Conformity verification bodies (CVBs) provided these bodies meet the criteria established by the SFCR and CFIA. For the purpose of the SFCR, the CVBs are designated by the CFIA to assess, recommend for accreditation and subsequently monitor certification bodies (CB) meeting the applicable accreditation criteria as set out in the SFCR.
Food Safety System Certification (FSSC) 22000
The FSSC 22000 Food Safety System Certification provides a framework for effectively managing your organization’s food safety responsibilities. FSSC 22000 is fully recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and is based on existing ISO Standards: ISO 22000, ‘Requirements for any organization in the food chain’.
It demonstrates your company has a robust Food Safety Management System in place that meets the requirements of your customers and consumers.