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CanadaGAP advisory committee nominations

February 5, 2013  By Press release

February 5, 2013, Ottawa, Ont — CanadaGAP, the national food safety program for fresh fruit and vegetable suppliers, is now accepting nominations for the CanadaGAP Stakeholder Advisory Committee for 2013-2015.

The committee was previously known as the Technical Working Group for the CanadaGAP program.

Nominations will be accepted from any person, organization or stakeholder, and from any region. Those submitting the names of nominees are encouraged to provide information about the candidate’s background and experience (e.g., curriculum vitae) to assist the board of directors for CanadaGAP in their review of the nominee’s credentials and expertise.


The board of directors for CanadaGAP will appoint members who represent the various crop groupings covered by the CanadaGAP program. Consideration will be given to representatives with expertise in various types of production, storage, packing, repacking and wholesale, as well as other relevant expertise (e.g., food safety knowledge, industry experience, familiarity with or a background in the development of the CanadaGAP program, manuals, HACCP models, etc.)

Candidates must be willing to serve a two-year term starting in spring/summer 2013. Each year the committee will hold one scheduled face-to-face meeting in Ottawa, and meet occasionally by teleconference to deal with issues as they arise. Members are expected to obtain input as needed from others in their sector, and/or to consult as broadly as possible with stakeholders within their crop grouping or specific area of expertise. Committee business is conducted in English.

Members (or their employers or sponsoring organizations) must be prepared to subsidize the cost of attending committee meetings. A limited subsidy will be provided by CanadaGAP to help offset travel expenses.

Send nominations in writing to:

Deadline to receive nominations: February 28, 2013. Late nominations will not be accepted.

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