Developed by producers with input from veterinarians, industry stakeholders and government this voluntary program helps farmers and ranchers implement, demonstrate and validate exemplary food safety, animal welfare and biosecurity management practices.
With the help of a training session and the Canadian Verified Sheep Program Manual, you will have the tools to reduce risks.
HACCP is a systematic approach used to identify potential food safety hazards on the farm, and the Good Production Practices (GPPs) needed to reduce the risk of these hazards.
Funding for this project was provided by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
to consumers the good production practices used on your farm to ensure a safe and responsibly raised food supply.
Are there benefits to the program?
While Canada has not made on-farm food safety mandatory, many of our competitors are moving forward with this initiative, including the United States, Australia and New Zealand. In order to remain competitive in the domestic market against various importers, on-farm food safety is equally important as an investment for the Canadian sheep and lamb producer
The steps to implementing the Canadian Verified Sheep Program are simple. The Canadian Verified Sheep Program Manual has everything you need to implement the program on your farm. The steps for implementation are:
For more information, please contact:
Canadian Sheep Federation
PO Box 10
Phone: 613-652-1824 or 1-888-684-7739
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National Farm Animal Care Council
Code of Practice PDF
National Sheep On-Farm Biosecurity Standard
National Sheep Producer Biosecurity Planning Guide
CVSP Producer Manual and
Record Keeping Forms
One of the key components of the CSF’s Food Safe Farm Practices is maintaining an accurate and verifiable record-keeping system. Click the link below to download the associated record-keeping template:
|Record 1||Animal Health Product Treatments|
|Record 2A||Animal Health Product Inventory|
|Record 2B||Medicated Feed Inventory|
|Record 3||Incoming Feed and Bedding Inventory|
|Record 4||Medicated Feed Mixing and Batch Water Mixing|
|Record 5||Declaration of Potential Food Safety Hazard|
|Record 6||Pesticide Use in Grazing Areas|
|Record 7||Problems and Corrective Actions|
|Record 8||Worker Training|
|Record 8A||Worker Training for Dairy Operations|
|Record 9||Daily Freezer/Bulk Tank Temperatures|
|Record 10||Raw Milk Transport|
|Record 11||Milking Equipment Sanitation|
Supplemental Dairy On-Farm Record-Keeping Forms
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|Record 11||Animal Health Product Treatment Record for Dairy Operations|
|Record 12||Record of Worker Training for Dairy Operations|
|Record 13||Daily Freezer/Bulk Tank Temperature Record|
|Record 14||Raw Milk Transport Record|
Dairy producers are asked to use Records 11 and 12 instead of Records 1 and 10. In addition to the records 2-9, you will need to maintain these records to comply with the CSF FSFP requirements for dairy operations.
You are not required to use these record forms if you already have a system for recording the same information. However, as the validator will be familiar with these forms, using them may decrease the length of your on-farm validation.