Reference Listing of Accepted Construction Materials, Packaging Materials and Non-Food Chemical Products
Use of "marketing claims" as advertising related to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) or other government agencies:
Please note that any references related to CFIA logo, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada or Health Canada certifying acceptance, approval, evaluation, registration, homologation or a category in the CFIA’s reference listing, e.g. : sub-category N1, are not acceptable and should not be used as marketing tools on a private label and or any advertising tools. This is also applicable to any other communication mediums with the clientele, e.g. : website, catalogue, brochure etc., in regards to the mandatory pre-market evaluation of non-food chemicals, construction materials and packaging materials by the present program prior to their use in registered food establishments in Canada.
Therefore our policies do not permit the use of the CFIA’s name or any other government agencies as mentioned above by a commercial entity. This practice may be considered as an endorsement from our Agency or other government agencies and consequently should be deleted from any marketing tools used by a Canadian or a foreign manufacturer.
Please be advised, as per section 32 and paragraph 92(2)(b) of the Meat Inspection Regulations, 1990 (MIR), there are currently only regulatory requirements for submissions to be made to the CFIA for products and packaging used in federally registered meat establishments. With recent amendments to the Egg Regulations and Fish Inspection Regulations, there is no longer a similar regulatory requirement for fish, seafood and eggs. In addition, no regulations exist for dairy, fresh fruits and vegetables, non-meat manufactured and processed products.
However, anyone who still wishes to have their non-food chemical product or packaging material in non-meat establishments assessed in order to obtain a letter of no objection (LONO) can continue to voluntarily submit their application directly to Health Canada for an evaluation.
Therefore if you require a Letter of no Objection (LONO), Health Canada will continue to evaluate submissions for packaging materials, incidental additives, and processing aids for use in the non-meat sector (such as fish, seafood, eggs, as well as dairy, fresh fruits and vegetables, non-meat manufactured and processed products) and if deemed safe for use, Health Canada will issue a LONO to you. Please note, in such cases, the CFIA's reference listing will not be updated as a result of these specific submissions.
For further information regarding Health Canada LONO, please contact:
Food Packaging Materials and Incidental Additives Section
Last Update: 2013/12/07
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