Getting Started on VBP+
Step 1 - LEARN about VBP+
a) Read the current VBP+ On-Farm Food Safety Manual 'Click here for a copy' and the VBP+ Supplemental Producer Manual 'Click here for a copy'
b) Review the pre-audit VBP+ Self Assessment 'Click here for a copy'
c) Train through on-line training, workshops, webinars.
Step 2 - ENROLL onto the VBP+ program.
a) Fill out and submit your registration form 'Click here for a copy' to your provincial VBP+ coordinator.
b) Complete the VBP+ Producer Checklist. 'Click here for a copy'.
c) Complete and submit the VBP+ Self Assessment.
d) Begin keeping records. In general, cow-calf operations require a minimum of 6 months' of records and feedlots 3 months' of records before an audit.
e) For beef operations already audited and Registered on the VBP program they complete and submit the Self Assessment to their provincial VBP+ Coordinator and VBP+ will be added seamlessly into your existing audit cycle.
Step 3 - BOOK an audit through your provincial VBP+ coordinator 'Click here for contacts'.
Step 4 - MAINTAIN your annual commitment.
- Year 1 - Full On-Farm Audit
- Year 2 - Record Assessment
- Year 3 - Self-Declaration
- Year 4 - Self-Declaration
- Year 5 - Record Assessment
- Year 6 - Self-Declaration
- Year 7 - Self-Declaration
- Year 8 - Self-Declaration
Step 5 - REPEAT the cycle with the Full On-Farm Audit.
Funds to build VBP+ come from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s AgriMarketing Program - Assurance Systems Stream of Growing Forward 2