Industry Information Session: Implementation of the 2011 Health Canada "Policy on Listeria monocytogenes in Ready-to-Eat Foods"
Reference Documents

Health Canada

  1. Policy on Listeria monocytogenes in Ready-To-Eat Foods. (2011)
  2. Summary of Comments Received on Health Canada's Proposed Policy on Listeria monocytogenes in Ready-to-Eat - March to May, 2010
  3. The Compendium of Analytical Methods, Volume 2 and 3.
  4. Summary of Methods in the Compendium of Analytical Methods for Listeria spp. and Listeria monocytogenes. March 2012
  5. Validation of Ready-to-eat Foods for Changing the Classification of Category 1 into a Category 2A or 2B Food. – in relation to HC's Policy on Listeria monocytogenes in Ready-to-Eat Foods (2011)
  6. Summary of Comments Received on Health Canada's Proposed Document Validation of Ready-to-Eat Foods for Changing Classification of a Category 1 into a Category 2A or 2B Food – in relation to Health Canada's Policy on Listeria monocytogenes in Ready-to-Eat Foods - October to November, 2011
  7. Listeria monocytogenes Challenge Testing of Ready-to-Eat Refrigerated Food.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

  1. General Principles of Food Hygiene, Composition and Labelling
  2. Good Importing Practices for Food, Code of Practice
  3. Code of Practice for Minimally Processed Ready-to-Eat Vegetables
  4. Food Safety Enhancement Program Manual
  5. Guidelines for the Use of Food Additives and/or Processing Aids Intended for Fresh Fruit and Vegetable
  6. Canada's 10 Least Wanted Foodborne Pathogens - Listeria monocytogenes

Codex

  1. Codex Alimentarius Commission, CAC/GL 69-2008. Guidelines for the Validation of Food Safety Control Measures - PDF (170 kb)
  2. Codex Alimentarius Commission, CAC/GL 61-2007. Guidelines on the Application of General Principles of Food Hygiene to the Control of Listeria monocytogenes in Foods - PDF (198 kb)
  3. Codex Alimentarius Commision, CAC – 2009a. Proposed Draft Microbiological Criteria for Listeria monocytogenes in Ready-to-Eat Foods - PDF (833 kb)
  4. Codex Alimentarius Commision, CAC – 2009b. Recommended International Code of Practice General Principles of Food Hygiene
  5. Codex Alimentarius Commission, CAC/RCP 53-2003. Code of Hygienic Practice for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables - PDF (250 kb)
  6. Codex Alimentarius Commission, CAC/RCP 46-1999. Code of Hygienic Practice for Refrigerated Packaged Foods with Extended Shelf Life - PDF (71.3 kb)
  7. Codex Alimentarius Commission, CAC/RCP 8-1976. Code of Practice for the Processing and Handling of Quick Frozen Foods - PDF (100 kb)

Other

  1. Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. Food of Plant Origin Cleaning and Sanitation Guidebook. (2006)
  2. On-Farm Food Safety Manual from Canada - GAP/CHC. Chlorination of Water for Fluming and Cleaning Fresh Fruits and Vegetables and Cleaning Equipment. - PDF (2,1 mb) (2013)
  3. Standards Council of Canada – Directory of Accredited Clients
  4. Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation Inc.Directory of Accredited Laboratories
  5. Food and Drug Administration. Analysis and Evaluation of Preventive Control Measures for the Control and Reduction/Elimination of Microbial Hazards on Fresh and Fresh-Cut Produce. (2001)
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