Canadian Identity Preserved Recognition System and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point
The Canadian Identity Preserved Recognition System and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (CIPRS + HACCP) program is a voluntary program. It certifies that a grain company
- has effective grain safety quality management systems
- has effective identity preserved processes
- mitigates potential grain safety risks
- meets the requirements of the Food Safety Identity Preserved Quality Management System Standard (PDF - 987 kb)
The CGC HACCP program achieved technical equivalence against the Global Food Safety Initiative benchmarking requirements on August 27, 2018.
To obtain CIPRS + HACCP certification, a company’s grain safety and identity preserved processes must effectively
- control production, from receiving grain through to shipping it
- manage the risks associated with handling, storing, primary processing and shipping of grains, oilseeds or pulses
The program focuses on meeting customer specifications and mitigating grain safety risks. It consists of three components:
- The Food Safety Identity Preserved Quality Management System Standard (PDF - 987 kb)
- Third-party audits conducted by a Canadian Grain Commission-accredited third party to ensure that the Standard is being met
- The Canadian Grain Commission’s Certificate of Recognition
Apply for certification
For instructions on how to apply, review the application package for certification.
To learn more about the process and requirements for certification, review the quality system procedure for certification of an identity preserved and/or HACCP-based food safety program (PDF - 104 kb).
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