Programs that are included under the Canadian Pork Excellence platform are overseen by producers. The committees are representative of all the provinces and ensure programs are streamlined, easy to use and technically sound. Five committees participated in the update of the CQA and ACA programs and the development of the PigSAFE and PigCARE programs:
The Management Group is responsible for supporting and guiding the overall development, implementation and validation of the core national on-farm programs.
The Food Safety Technical Committee is responsible to review new science and technology, bringing forward opportunities for improvement of the food safety program, PigSAFE.
The Animal Care Technical Committee is responsible for ensuring that the Code of practice for the care and handling of pigs is reflected within the animal care program, PigCARE.
The Validator Committee provides on-farm experience and shares their input to ensure that the programs reflect real-world scenarios.
The Peer Review Committee will begin its work in January 2018 and provide its report before February 2018.