Grain safety programs
The Canadian Grain Commission’s Canadian Identity Preserved Recognition System (CIPRS) was launched in 2004 to help the Canadian grain industry meet buyer demands for specialty crops that contained qualities not readily available through the bulk grain supply chain. CIPRS-certified companies then asked for a grain-specific Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP)-based program that could be audited as part of their existing quality management system. In response, the CIPRS+HACCP program was developed in 2006. In 2009, the Canadian Grain Commission began to certify grain companies’ HACCP systems (CGC HACCP) to help the industry meet demands for food safety assurances from foreign and domestic markets.
Canadian Identity Preserved Recognition System (CIPRS)
Certifies that a company’s identity preserved system for the production, handling and transportation of specialty grains, oilseeds or pulses is effective.
Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (CGC HACCP)
Certifies that a grain company’s grain safety quality management system meets the grain safety requirements of the national Food Safety and Identity Quality Management System Preserved Standard.
Canadian Identity Preserved System and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (CIPRS + HACCP)
Certifies that a company’s grain safety and identity preserved quality management system meets the requirements of the national Food Safety and Identity Preserved Quality Management System Standard. To obtain this certification, a company’s grain safety and identity preserved processes must effectively control production through to shipping and manage the risks associated with handling, storing, primary processing and shipping of grains, oilseeds or pulses.
Become an accredited third-party audit company for grain safety and identity preservation
Audit companies may apply for accreditation to provide audit services. Accredited audit companies are subject to oversight and monitoring by the Canadian Grain Commission
Contact Process Verification and Accreditation for questions about grain safety and identity preservation.
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