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Auditors needed for CanadaGAP safety program


December 21, 2011
By Press release

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December 20, 2011, Ottawa,
Ont – The CanadaGAP On-Farm Food Safety (OFFS) program is in need of auditors
who are qualified to audit fruit and vegetable farms to ensure they are meeting
the program’s standards for certification.

December 20, 2011, Ottawa,
Ont – The CanadaGAP On-Farm Food Safety (OFFS) program is in need of auditors
who are qualified to audit fruit and vegetable farms to ensure they are meeting
the program’s standards for certification.

“Nearly
2,000 farms across Canada have enrolled in the CanadaGAP program to date, and
that number is expected to increase as retailers continue to require
certification to the program,” said CanadaGAP national program manager Heather
Gale. “This is why the demand for auditors is also expected to increase.”

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Interested
people can become a CanadaGAP auditor by successfully completing an Auditor
Training Course. QMI-SAI Global, a certification body for the CanadaGAP
program, will be holding a CanadaGAP Auditor Training Course February 13-17,
2012, in Toronto, Ont.

The
five-day course, including the final exam, is designed to train potential
auditors specifically for the CanadaGAP program. It includes an intensive
review of the OFFS manual requirements, with the incorporation of practical
examples specific to commodity or region, and an optional ‘HACCP overview’
unit.

This
course may be of interest if:

  • You are
    qualified to become a CanadaGAP auditor
  • You are
    already working as an internal auditor
  • You are
    responsible for the food safety program within your company, and/or you are
    conducting internal audits in preparation for CanadaGAP certification

To find
out more about the Auditor Training Course or CanadaGAP auditor qualifications,
visit www.qmi-saiglobal.com.

To
obtain a registration form and pre-course assignment or for further
information, please contact Maryana Glavan, Training Coordinator, QMI-SAI
Global
at (416) 401-8708 or by email at Maryana.glavan@qmi-saiglobal.com.