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Canadian Approach to On-farm Food Safety – A World Leader. Showcasing Risk Management Innovations 13 September 2006 Ottawa Albert Chambers, Consultant COFFS Working Group. A World Leader?. National Programs Commodity-specific HACCP-based Auditable Producer-led Government recognized.

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canadian approach to on farm food safety a world leader

Canadian Approach to On-farm Food Safety – A World Leader

Showcasing Risk Management Innovations

13 September 2006

Ottawa

Albert Chambers, Consultant

COFFS Working Group

Showcasing Risk Management Innovations

Ottawa 13 September 2006

a world leader
A World Leader?
  • National Programs
  • Commodity-specific
  • HACCP-based
  • Auditable
  • Producer-led
  • Government recognized

Showcasing Risk Management Innovations

Ottawa 13 September 2006

presentation outline
Presentation Outline
  • National & Commodity-specific
  • HACCP-based Development
  • Official Recognition
  • Collaborative Initiatives
  • Future Challenges
  • Conclusion

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national commodity specific
National & Commodity-specific
  • 30 National, Commodity-specific programs in development or being implemented
    • Livestock (8) - hogs, cattle, dairy, sheep, bison, cervids (deer/elk), veal & goats
    • Poultry (6) - hatching eggs, hatcheries, table eggs (2), chickens & turkeys
    • Horticulture (12) - fresh fruits/vegetables*, sprouts, mushrooms & herbs/spices
    • Grains, oilseeds, pulses & special crops (1)
    • Honey
    • Aquaculture (2) – finfish& shellfish

*Horticulture subprograms: general; potatoes; bulb & root; leafy vegetable; tree & vine fruit; small fruit; fruiting vegetables; asparagus, sweet corn

& legumes; greenhouse production

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creating an on farm food safety program
Creating an On-Farm Food Safety Program
  • Four Phase Process
    • Phase 1 - National Strategy
    • Phase 2 – Program Development
    • Phase 3 – Implementation
    • Phase 4 – Recognition

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phase 2 development process
Phase 2 – Development Process
  • Follow the Codex HACCP approach
    • Assemble HACCP team (producers, experts & stakeholders)
    • Conduct hazard analysis
  • Outputs
    • Generic Model & Producer Manual (Generic GPP’s & CPP’s, record, etc)
    • Pilot Projects
    • Pre-assessment guides & Audit checklists
    • Training materials (Producers &

Auditors)

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phase 2 results
Phase 2 – Results
  • Commodity-specific Programs that are:
    • Rigorous & Technically Sound
    • HACCP-based & science-based
    • Designed with up & downstream input
    • Subject to peer & expert reviews
    • Transparent & open to information sharing (successes & failures)
    • “Producer friendly”, practical & consistent one to another
    • Auditable

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official recognition
Official Recognition
  • World’s First
  • Designed by Producers & Government
  • Based on a Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministerial Agreement (2001)
  • Consistent with Codex concepts
  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) leadership with Provincial & Territorial Participation
  • Stepwise Process assesses
    • Technical Soundness
    • Administrative Effectiveness

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essential program components
Essential Program Components

On-farm

Requirements

National Producer

Organization

Conformity

Assessment

Governance

Resources

Auditor

Training

Program

Management

Official

Recognition

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national on farm food safety recognition program
National On-Farm Food Safety Recognition Program
  • Pre-Recognition (application & screening)
  • Stage 1 – Technical Review (Generic Model + Program Requirements & Management System)
  • Stage 2 – Program & Farm Implementation & 3rd Party Audits
  • Stage 3 – Government Assessment of Implemented System
  • Recognition by Government
  • On-going Assessments

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recognition technical reviews
Recognition - Technical Reviews
  • Part 1- Technical soundness
    • Rigorous Review of Hazard Analysis & Documents
    • Face to Face Meeting
    • Adjustments Requested & Resolved
    • Letter of Completion Issued by CFIA
  • Part 2 - Administrative Effectiveness
    • Considers Program management system & documentation, auditor training materials, conformity assessment system, etc
    • Face to Face Meeting
    • Adjustments requested & made
    • Letter of Non-Objection issued by CFIA

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recognition oversight requirements
Recognition – Oversight Requirements
  • Of the Farm
    • Meet FPT governments requirements based on their assessment of on-farm risks
    • Provides what is needed not some “ideal”
    • Minimum requirement of 8 year certification periods drive down costs with cycles of
      • Full systems audits
      • Supplier declaration & submission of self evaluation checklist
      • FSSSFSSS

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RECOGNITION CYCLE

5 years cycle

Recognition

Recognition Maintained

On-Going Monitoring

Government

Review

Government

Review

Implementation Assessment

Implementation Assessment

Internal Audit

Internal Audit

Internal Audit

Internal Audit

Management Review

Management Review

Management Review

Management Review

Audit by Accredited

3rd Party

Audit by Accredited

3rd Party

Pre-Recognition

Post - Recognition

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collaborative action amongst farm groups coffs working group
Collaborative Action amongst farm groups - COFFS Working Group
  • Established in 1998 to focus on common issues & facilitate collaboration
  • Membership – National Commodity Groups, General Farm Organizations, Other Stakeholders (including CFIA and AAFC)
  • Meets 4 to 5 times per year
  • 2006/7 Activities include: monitoring, communication, promotion, liaison with governments, developing common elements, research, etc.

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coffs working group activities
COFFS Working Group - Activities
  • Negotiation of Official Recognition (to be completed in 2007)
  • Producer Risk Management Project (starting fall 2006)
  • Delivery Options – Costing Analysis (to be completed fall 2006)
  • Promotion at Farm and Food Industry Events (started summer 2006 – ongoing)
  • On-Farm Feed Mixing Module (to be completed 2007)

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coffs working group results
COFFS Working Group - Results
  • National Training Module for Auditors (completed 2002 & to be revised in 2006)
  • Templates for National Program Management Systems (completed)
  • Risk Management Planning Guide (completed)
  • National Certification Body Business Plan (completed)

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collaboration along the supply chain
Feed mills

Grain elevators

Trucking

Railways

Food distribution & storage

Fresh produce packers & distributors

Bottled Water

Ice making

Packaging materials

Grocery warehouse/ distribution

Grocery stores

Foodservice (volume feeding)

Importers

Collaboration along the Supply Chain

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an integrated canadian approach
An Integrated Canadian Approach

Grain Farm

Feed Mill

Hatching

Egg Farm

Hatchery

Further

Processor

Processor

Broiler

Farm

Trucker

Retailer

Consumer

Distribution

Centre

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future challenges
Future Challenges
  • Implementation
    • 200,000+ farms on one or more programs
  • Infrastructure
    • Sustainable & affordable mechanisms
    • Full acceptance as “public good”
  • International Recognition
    • Customers, Governments, ISO 22000, etc
  • Adaptation & Expansion
    • Other management systems (environment, animal welfare, etc.)

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producer objectives for on farm food safety programs
Producer Objectives for On-Farm Food Safety Programs
  • National & accessible
  • Commodity-specific programs
  • HACCP-based & auditable
  • Consistent, modular & expandable
  • Recognized in Canada
  • Internationally accepted
  • Affordable

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canadian approach to on farm food safety
Canadian Approach to On-Farm Food Safety
  • A Producer-led Initiative
  • A Successful Industry/Government Partnership
  • A World Leader

www.onfarmfoodsafety.ca

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