CanadaGAP, the Canadian food safety program for fruit and vegetable suppliers, has achieved recognition against the GFSI Guidance Document Sixth Edition.

“GFSI recognition will allow CanadaGAP-certified companies to remain competitive and maintain access to customers who increasingly demand certification to a GFSI-recognized food safety program,” Tom Byttynen, CanadaGAP board chairman, said in a news release.

Certain CanadaGAP certifications that require annual audits meet the requirements for the following GFSI scopes:

BI — Farming of Plants

D — Pre-process Handling of Plant Products (includes packing and related activities such as cooling, trimming, grading, washing and storage)

CanadaGAP joins a handful of other food safety programs that have been benchmarked against GFSI’s review process, according to the release. Updates are available at