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 Preserved Quality Management System Standard.
The CGC HACCP and CIPRS+HACCP programs have achieved Technical Equivalence against the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Benchmarking Requirements, effective August 27, 2018.
You can find information regarding GFSI and Benchmarking Requirements on the GFSI website.
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:
- Certification of an Identity Preserved Program and/or HACCP-based Food Safety Program (PDF, 104 kb) under CIPRS, CIPRS + HACCP or CGC HACCP (CGC QSP 1.1.0) explains in detail how to apply and how a program is certified.
- Canadian Grain Commission Food Safety Identity Preserved Quality Management System Standard (PDF, 781 kb) (CGC FSIP-STAN 1.1.0) sets out the requirements that a grain company’s identity preserved and/or food safety quality management system must meet.
- The Application for Certification form is available as an Adobe PDF or as a Microsoft Word document.
- The Canadian Identity Preserved Recognition System fee schedule describes the fees necessary for certification.
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