We are a National organization that have operated a quality assurance program for over 15 years and we are now updating our program and want a new fresh look to go with it. We do not have a name yet for this future program but the visual image needs to convey : Food safety, Welfare, Animal Care, Quality, Fitness, modern, health, strength, trust.
Creation of a new program platform name and logo for the Canadian Pork Council on-farm programs.
- The future program platform will include 3 different on-farm programs; (1) Food safety; (2) Animal Care; (3) Biosecurity.
- CPC is looking to have a new logo that will reflect the new Program Platform.
Information about the CQA program and the future program platform
What are the main benefits of the current CQA program?
CQA has been a remarkable success story. Over the years, participation in the program has grown to the point where over 90% of hogs processed here in Canada are covered. And, we have not seen the introduction of regional programing. Providing a consistent national standard has allowed us to provide assurances to Canadian and international customers about our products. The program has been used to maintain access to existing export markets and gain access to new markets.
What will be the benefits of the revised On-Farm Programs?
The benefits for producers will be a clearer and more transparent program. Questions will be more straightforward, and on-farm tools to implement the requirements will be provided. Producers will also know what validators will be looking for during their visits so there will be no surprises. Most of the changes will be to program layout; very little is changing in terms of actual program requirements.
The program revision completed “By Producers for Producers”
The revision process is being handled by a set of committees. One to address overall management and delivery of the program and two to address the technical content of the program for food safety and animal care. Each committee is made of producers from eastern and western Canada, veterinarians, technical experts and CQA provincial coordinators. Draft documents are currently being prepared and pilot testing of the materials planning for this fall. The objective is for a new program to be rolled out in early 2016.