Canadian Grain Commission Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point
The Canadian Grain Commission Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (CGC HACCP) is a voluntary program. It certifies that a grain company’s grain safety quality management system meets the grain safety requirements of the national Food Safety and Identity Quality Management System Preserved Standard.
To obtain CGC HACCP certification, a company must have effective grain safety processes that manage the risks associated with handling, storing, processing and shipping grains, oilseeds and pulses. The Canadian Grain Commission developed the grain safety component of the Standard with the grain industry by following the Codex Alimentarius Principles of HACCP.
The system is built on 3 components:
- The Canadian Grain Commission’s Grain Safety and Identity Preserved Quality Management System Standard sets out the requirements that the grain safety quality management system 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 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 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.
The Canadian Grain Commission provides these tools:
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