Good Agricultural and Collection Practices (GACP) Risk Management Workshop
Developed by Canadian Herb, Spice and Natural Health Products Coalition. Hosted by Sean Westerveld, Ph.D.
The Good Agricultural and Collection Practices (GACP) certification course will be offered over three sessions on Monday April 17, Tuesday April 18 and Wednesday April 19th from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Growers of all specialty crops are welcome.
This course is essential for you to ensure that you are operating your farm business safely and with proper documentation. For a full description please see the write up below.
You must be present each of the three-hour sessions (with video turned on) in order to receive certification.
Contact Sean Westerveld, Ginseng and Herbs Specialist, OMAFRA to register at Sean.Westerveld@ontario.ca.
Why would you want GACP Certification?
Risk management plans ensure that:
GACP training is a skills training session… not simply an information session.
GACP principles are recognized globally. Over 2,000 people have passed the training in Canada!
Having a GACP Risk Management Plan ensures a strong value chain of traceability, safety, quality and ethical assurances tightly linked with existing Good Manufacturing Practices in both the culinary and medicinal worlds. This boosts customer confidence and protects you legally. Both wholesale buyers and insurance companies look favourably at operations with this kind of certified risk management program in place. It is a valuable certificate to have.
Anyone producing, manufacturing, or selling food or cosmetic related products needs to take this course!
Ontario Woodlot Association
10 Campus Dr., Unit 4
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