Gard Chemicals Adhesive Cleaners and Release Agents have been submitted and accepted by the CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency) for use within the Food Manufacturing and associated industries.
It is valued by consumers, manufacturers, retailers and regulatory agencies worldwide.
The 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.
Mitigating risks to food safety is the CFIA's highest priority, and the health and safety of Canadians is the driving force behind the design and development of CFIA programs. The CFIA, in collaboration and partnership with industry, consumers, and federal, provincial and municipal organizations, continues to work towards protecting Canadians from preventable health risks related to food and zoonotic diseases.
The acceptance also provides:
- Knowledge that an impartial review against established criteria or guidelines has been conducted
- Evidence that product labelling and claims have been objectively reviewed by a trusted third party
- Evidence of our company-wide commitment to quality, compliance and safety
- Gard Chemicals has submitted full chemical formulations of all our accepted products including % of components to enable the assessment to be carried out