Canadian Identity Preserved Recognition System
The Canadian Identity Preserved Recognition System (CIPRS) is a voluntary program that focuses on process control as the best means to ensure a grain company can deliver the right product to its customer every time.
The certificate provides assurance that the grain company has effective identity preserved processes, mitigates potential grain safety risks, and meets the requirements of the Food Safety Identity Preserved Quality Management System Standard (PDF - 987 kb). The standard is compatible with quality management systems such as ISO (International Organization for Standardization).
To obtain CIPRS certification, a company must document and demonstrate that it has an effective identity preserved system for the production, handling and transportation of specialty grains, oilseeds or pulses.
The system is built on 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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