Food safety

The British Columbia Strawberry Growers AssociationRaspberry Industry Development Council and BC Blueberry Council, have taken a proactive role in working with the industry to continue to provide our customers with high quality and safe berries.

BC berry growers are using Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) on their farms. The key areas of focus for growers include:

  • Water Quality
  • Adjacent Land Use
  • Good Picking Practices
  • Chemical Application
  • Good Sanitation Practices
  • Manure Use


The tools for growers to assist in the GAP program include


Fact Sheets


Worker Training Materials

  • Hand Wash Poster – English with Punjabi, English withSpanish
  • Picker Leaflet – A Picker’s Guide to Safe High Quality Berries – English with Punjabi, English with Spanish
  • GAP Poster




Record Keeping Forms:


Additional Links


The BC Berry Growers Good Agricultural Practices and On Farm Food Safety Program was funded in part by the Investment Agriculture Foundation of B.C. through the Agri-Food Futures Fund, Food Quality and Safety Initiative, a joint venture between Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the B.C. Ministry of Agriculture and Lands.