Growing Forward Food Safety Systems Implementation Producer Program
FSSI – Producer Program • The aim of FSSI is to implement CFIA or internationally recognized systems for food safety based upon HACCP principles. • HACCP – Hazard Analysis of Critical Control Points • FSSI is a continuation and expansion of the old Food Safety Initiative (FSI) Program from the Agricultural Policy Framework. • ARDCorp will administer program and is not a food safety expert.
FSSI-Producer Recognized Systems National Programs include all National On Farm Food Safety (OFFS) programs that have been approved by CFIA for implementation. International Programs that are HACCP recognized include Global Gap, Primus, and GFSI Suite. In-House HACCP systems are not eligible.
Customized Work-Plan Producer Application Customized Work-Plan Customized Work-Plan Producer Application Implementation of Activities Implementation of Activities Customized Work-Plan Producer Application Producer Application Customized Work-Plan Implementation of Activities Customized Work-Plan Inspection, Audit and Certification FSSI – Producer Program Overview OUTREACH OUTREACH OUTREACH OUTREACH OUTREACH OUTREACH IMPLEMENTATION Education Education Education Education Gap Analysis Gap Analysis Gap Analysis Gap Analysis Gap Analysis Site Workbook Completed Customized Work-Plan Site Workbook Completed
FSSI – Producer Program - Outreach OUTREACH IMPLEMENTATION Education Gap Analysis Customized Work-Plan
FSSI – Producer Program - Outreach Eligibility - Outreach Element • You are a grower association directly supporting BC farmers • Your association will deliver outreach for a commodity OFFS program approved by CFIA, or any internationally recognized HACCP Program If you are interested in more information about your specific commodity and what programs may be available, contact your local association representative.
Customized Work-Plan Producer Application Inspection, Audit and Certification Implementation of Activities FSSI – Producer Program - Implementation OUTREACH IMPLEMENTATION
FSSI – Producer Program - Implementation Eligibility - Implementation Element • You are a grower/producer directly involved in growing/producing agricultural crops • Your farm is on farm-class land in BC • GST Number is required
Eligible Activities Cost share ratio is 90:10
Eligible Activities Cost share ratio is 90:10 Cost share ratio is 90:10
Steps to Take for Implementation Element: Pending • Work plan completed with summary and verified by your association. • Complete application form (available at www.ardcorp.ca). • Sign form and attach supporting documents. Send entire package to BC ARDCorp. • ARDCorp will notify of approval. • Complete work plan. • Audit/Certification. • Submit evidence of completion for reimbursement.
FSSI – Producer Program Program Deadlines To be advised
FSSI – Producer Program Contact us for more information: BC Agricultural Research & Development Corporation (ARDCorp) Food Safety Systems Implementation Program (FSSI) #230 – 32160 South Fraser Way Abbotsford, BC V2T 1W5 (604) 854-4483 www.ardcorp.ca