Intertek's experts can prepare Canadian Food Inspection Agency Non-Food Chemical Applications to assist you with obtaining approval for your food-grade products.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) Non-Food Chemical and Container Integrity Program sets requirements for, and evaluates submissions for CFIA acceptance for, the safe use of non-food chemical products (i.e. cleaners), food packaging materials and construction materials in federally registered food establishments.

The process consists of evaluating each chemical ingredient in a product individually and as a whole to ensure their use will not present a food safety concern. If a product is accepted for use in a food establishment, a letter of acceptance is issued to the applicant and the accepted product will be listed on the CFIA website.

CFIA Non-Food Chemical Application Services
Intertek provides expert assistance and guidance to companies interested in obtaining approvals for non-food chemicals and processing aids used in food establishments in Canada, as regulated by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

Intertek can help you meet regulatory requirements by:

  • Reviewing the data available to identify application deficiencies
  • Preparing and submitting applications to the regulating authority
  • Following up on applications under review to facilitate timely responses by the CFIA
  • Working with you to respond to any questions or issues raised by the CFIA
  • Facilitating approval for the expansion of uses for currently approved products

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