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Canadian Identity Preserved System and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point

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The Canadian Grain Commission’s Canadian Identity Preserved System and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (CIPRS + HACCP) program is a voluntary program. It certifies that a company’s grain safety and identity preserved quality management system meets the requirements of the national Food Safety and Identity Preserved Quality Management System Standard. To obtain this certification, a company’s grain safety and identity preserved processes must effectively control production through to shipping and manage the risks associated with handling, storing, primary processing and shipping of grains, oilseeds or pulses.

The Canadian Grain Commission developed the food safety component of the Standard with the grain industry by following the Codex Alimentarius Principles of HACCP.

Program Components

The system is built on 3 components:

  • The Canadian Grain Commission’s Grain Safety and Identity Preserved Quality Management System Standard sets out what the requirements that grain safety and identity preserved quality management system program must meet, focusing on the need to identify and meet customer specifications and mitigate grain safety risks.
  • Third party audits are conducted on grain safety and identity preserved quality management systems by Canadian Grain Commission-accredited auditors to ensure that the Standard is being met.
  • A Certificate of Recognition that is issued to a grain company after it has successfully undergone an audit. The certificate provides assurance that the grain company’s grain safety and identity preserved quality management system is operating as it should, that potential grain safety risks are mitigated and that it meets the requirements of the GSIP Standard.

Tool kit

The Canadian Grain Commission provides these tools:

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