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CHC certifies first grower for food safety


March 10, 2009
By Canadian Horticultural Council

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March 10, 2009, Calgary, Alb. – The Canadian Horticultural Council
(CHC), a national industry association representing fresh fruit and
vegetable growers, is pleased to announce the first certification
issued to a member who successfully completed the CHC On-Farm Food
Safety (OFFS) Certification Program.

March 10, 2009, Calgary, Alb. – The Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC), a national industry association representing fresh fruit and vegetable growers, is pleased to announce the first certification issued to a member who successfully completed the CHC On-Farm Food Safety (OFFS) Certification Program.

The certification was received by Red Hat Co-operative Ltd., a packinghouse and collective of greenhouse growers based in Southern Alberta.

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“It’s great to have this (food safety certification),” said Red Hat General Manager Lyle Aleman. “It will help us demonstrate to our customers that we are committed to food safety.”

The certificate was presented to Red Hat Co-operative Ltd. past president Doyle Brandt at the CHC's 87th annual general meeting, which took place March 3 to 6 in Calgary.