Feed Regulatory Renewal Consolidated Modernized Framework Proposal – November 2015
Annex 3: Written PCP

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The proposed requirements for a written PCP could be reflected in the regulations as follows:
A Preventive Control Plan (PCP) means in respect of a food or the manufacturing, preparing, storing, packaging, labelling, growing, harvesting and importing of a food, a written preventive control plan that effectively:

  • Identifies for Elements 1-7:
    • all hazards that must be prevented, eliminated or reduced;
    • critical control points and related control measures that are validated by evidence that demonstrates that the control points and related control measures effectively control the hazards identified;
    • critical limits;
    • monitoring procedures;
    • corrective action procedures;
    • verification procedures; and
    • record keeping procedures; and
  • Identifies the measures they have taken to comply with other relevant regulatory requirements, including those FDR requirements that will be incorporated in the proposed regulations e.g. packaging and labelling provisions of FDR.

Every licence holder and every person who grows or harvests a fresh fruit or vegetable that is to be sent or conveyed from one province to another must:

  • prepare, keep and maintain a PCP;
  • implement the PCP;
  • prepare, keep and maintain documents that substantiate that the food has been imported, manufactured, prepared, stored, packaged, labelled, grown and harvested in accordance with the PCP;
  • prepare, keep and maintain documents that substantiate that the manner in which the food was imported, manufactured, prepared, stored, packaged, labelled, grown and harvested is in compliance with the Act and the Regulations; and
  • prepare, keep and maintain a document that sets out a procedure for the maintenance and review of the PCP, and implement that procedure.

Every person who prepares a food that is to be exported and every person who grows or harvests fresh fruits and vegetables that is to be exported must prepare, keep, maintain and implement a PCP as described above if they request an export certificate.

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