A committee of the Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC) has met in Toronto to develop implementation plans for a national on-farm food safety framework for fruits and vegetables produced in Canada. With grower representatives from across Canada, CHC staff and chairman Dr Douglas Powell of the Department of Plant Agriculture at the University of Guelph, the committee agreed to develop and implement a national on-farm food safety strategy that establishes a credible, transparent and cost effective framework that meets the needs and adaptation capacity of Canada¹s horticulture sector.