Presentation on theme: "Growing Forward Food Safety Systems Implementation Producer Program."— Presentation transcript:
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.
FSSI – Producer Program Overview Customized Work-Plan Education Gap Analysis Site Workbook Completed Producer Application Inspection, Audit and Certification OUTREACH IMPLEMENTATION Implementation of Activities Education OUTREACH Gap Analysis Education OUTREACH Gap Analysis Education OUTREACH Site Workbook Completed Gap Analysis OUTREACH Customized Work-Plan Customized Work-Plan Gap Analysis OUTREACH Customized Work-Plan Customized Work-Plan Producer Application Customized Work-Plan Implementation of Activities Producer Application Customized Work-Plan Implementation of Activities Producer Application Customized Work-Plan
FSSI – Producer Program - Outreach Customized Work-Plan Customized Work-Plan Gap Analysis Education OUTREACH IMPLEMENTATION
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.
FSSI – Producer Program - Implementation Customized Work-Plan Producer Application Inspection, Audit and Certification IMPLEMENTATION Implementation of Activities OUTREACH
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 Activity Category Lab Analysis Staff Training Specialized Equipment Certification Costs Miscellaneous Related Costs Total Cost share ratio is 90:10
Eligible Activities Activity CategoryMaximum Funding Lab Analysis$200 Staff Training$250 Specialized Equipment$750 Certification Costs$1,000 Miscellaneous Related Costs$800 Total$3,000 Cost share ratio is 90:10
Steps to Take for Implementation Element: 1.Work plan completed with summary and verified by your association. 2.Complete application form (available at 3.Sign form and attach supporting documents. Send entire package to BC ARDCorp. 4.ARDCorp will notify of approval. 5.Complete work plan. 6.Audit/Certification. 7.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 – South Fraser Way Abbotsford, BC V2T 1W5 (604) www.ardcorp.ca