CFIA - info.nsf.org

CFIA - info.nsf.org

NSF Nonfood Compounds Registration Program Steering Committee Meeting Canadian Food Inspection Agency TODAYS PRESENTATION CFIA Overview

Non-Food Chemical Program Reference Listing Web Site The Restructuring of the Food Inspection in Canada Prior to April, 1997 Federal Food Inspection in Canada comprised of three primary Federal Ministries

Ministry of Health Canada Ministry of Fisheries and Oceans Canada Ministry of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Bill C-60 Single Food Inspection Agency Act On December, 1996 the Food Inspection

Agency Bill was tabled in the Canadian Parliament, House of Commons by the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. This legislation brought about the creation of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, designed to consolidate the operations of federal food inspectors under a single

agency. CFIA ORGANIZATION President Executive Vice-President

Special Advisor to the President Vice-President Operations Vice-President Programs

Vice-President Public & Regulatory Affairs Head Legal Services

Vice-President Human Resources Comptroller Executive

Director International Affairs Executive Director Corporate Audit & Review

Associate Vice-President Science Evaluation CFIA REGIONAL OFFICES AND LABORATORIES

CFIA administers or enforces the following acts: Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act Canada Agricultural Products Act Canadian Food Inspection Agency Act Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act Food and Drugs Act Fish Inspection Act

Health of Animals Act Meat Inspection Act Plant Breeders Rights Act Plant Protection Act Fertilizers Act Feeds Act Seeds Act

AS CANADAS FOOD SAFETY REGULATOR, WE ADMINISTER: 14 different programs related to foods, plants and animals WHAT WE DO THREE IMPORTANT AGENCY ACTIVITIES Food Safety

Plant Protection Animal Health FOOD SAFETY INSPECTIONS Establishment Inspection Product Inspection

Establishment Registration Licensing Certification Enforcement FOOD SAFETY

BUREAU OF FOOD SAFETY AND CONSUMER PROTECTION Food Safety Investigations Program Fair Labelling Practices Program FOOD SAFETY FOOD INVESTIGATION AND RECALLS Consumer protection through

effective management of emergency situations The Office of Food Safety and Recall (OFSR) coordinates the response to urgent or emergency food safety matters FOOD SAFETY PROGRAMS Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point

(HACCP) food safety assurance method which is designed to reduce food safety hazards through prevention Food Safety Enhancement Program (FSEP) Quality Management Program (QMP) FOOD SAFETY PREREQUISITE PROGRAMS

for HACCP, FSEP, QMP Requires that food packaging & construction materials and non-food chemicals be evaluated and found acceptable prior to their use in food plants Non-Food Chemicals and

Container Integrity Program Food Safety Risk Analysis Unit Science Division Policy Planning Coordination Directorate Activities for the Non-Food Chemical and Container

Integrity Program Evaluate Non-Food Chemicals Evaluate Construction Materials Evaluate Packaging Materials Maintain a Reference List of Accepted Agents and Materials Establish policies, standards, and guidelines for container integrity

Non-Food Chemicals These are chemicals which are used in a food plant environment, which should not become part of the food product, during their use and storage (i.e.. Cleaners, lubricants, disinfectants, sanitizers, water treatment compounds etc). Non-Food Chemicals should not to be confused with food additives i.e.. FDA food additive means any substance the use of which results, or may reasonably be expected to result, in it or its byproduct becoming a part of or affecting the characteristics of a food

Evaluation Protocol for NonFood Chemicals Evaluation of Non-Food Chemicals The complete chemical composition of the product, listing all ingredients by percentage or quantitatively ( all components shall

be identified chemically) a copy of a draft label Note: submission forms can be obtained off our web site at http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/ppc/reference/sube.shtml Evaluation of Non-Food Chemicals

Once the review is completed and chemical product is found acceptable for its intended use in a food plant, a letter of acceptance is issued to the applicant, based on the acceptability of the chemical composition and label of the product. The accepted product and the firms name is then entered on our web site. (http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/ppc/reference/cone.shtml)

Evaluation of Non-Food Chemicals Disinfectants that are used in food plants require to be registered with Health Canada, Therapeutic Products Program and obtain a Drug Identification Number (DIN) Pesticides are to be registered with Health Canada, Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) to obtain a Pest Control Products registration number (PCP #)

Non-Food Chemicals Categories

Barrier Creams/AgentsCleaners general Cleaners for hands Cleaners for use on food products Cleaners for personal hygiene

Cleaners for drains Decharacterizing Agents for red meat Decharacterizing Agents for white meat Denaturing Agents for red meat Denaturing Agents for white meat Deodorizers

Disinfectants Egg Treatment Compounds Lubricants Maintenance Aid Products Pesticides Processing Aids Refrigerants/Heat Exchanger Agents

Release Agents Sanitizers Water Treatment Compounds Non-Food Chemicals Exemption Categories Pesticide products for outdoor use only Products used in offices or similar non-food processing or storage

areas Products used in cafeterias/lunch rooms, welfare areas, washrooms Products used in heating systems Products used in outdoor sewage systems and in plant segregated waste treatment systems Products used in cooling towers or evaporator condensers Products used in cleaning or maintenance of the exterior vehicles

Conditions for Exemption of Non-Food Chemicals The products are not intended for use in or around food handling areas. Their use should not pose a health risk to the food product during use and storage. They are not to be stored in food handle areas of a food plant. They are not intended to come in contact with the food products or food contact surfaces.

The products must be labeled (also they may have to comply with other government legislation i.e. WHMIS, DIN, PCP) The Reference Listing Web Site Address Reference Listing http://www.inspection.gc.

ca/english/ppc/reference/cone. shtml Jack Donald [email protected] entering data Click on the letter

for name of the firm The Future The use of Decision Tree Models for nonfood chemicals, packaging & construction materials

Electronic filing Restructuring the Reference Listing Web Site to a data base function Decision Tree Model for Non-Chemicals

Non-Food Chemicals and Container Integrity Program Jack Donald Technical Program Officer Food Safety Risk Analysis Unit Science Division Canadian Food Inspection Agency

3851 Fallowfield Rd. Nepean, Ontario, K2H 8P9 PH. 613 228 6698 ext. 4965 Fax 613 228 6675 [email protected]

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