The Canadian Sheep and Lamb Food-Safe Farm Practices Program
is moving forward
The Canadian Sheep On-Farm Food Safety Technical Committee left their
meeting in Winnipeg this past week agreeing that it was time to move the
program forward to the technical review phase.
The Canadian Sheep and Lamb Food-Safe Farm Practices manual, which outlines
Good Production Practices for producers, will be submitted to the Canadian
Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) for technical review by mid-August. The
review begins with a screening process, which is followed by a 16-week
block of time, during which the manual is evaluated by a team made up
of CFIA and provincial representatives.
While the manual is undergoing review, the Committee will begin developing
manuals for training auditors, On-Farm Food Safety trainers and producers
interested in the program.
It is anticipated that by November of this year, Training the Trainer
courses will be held throughout Canada. These courses are intended for
those interested in training producers on the on-farm implementation of
the Canadian Sheep and Lamb Food-Safe Farm Practices. Producer training
is expected to commence in early 2004.
In addition to the production of training material, the Technical Committee
will begin developing promotional material for the program and initial
copies of the manual translated into both official languages.
information please contact Jennifer Fleming at (519) 824-6018 or email@example.com