Cleaning and Maintenance Materials2017-11-24T13:56:17+00:00
Do operations need to use ‘food grade’ cleaning and maintenance materials?2017-11-03T16:25:44+00:00

CanadaGAP does not use the term ‘food grade’ within the Food Safety Manuals. There are many appropriate materials that are not labelled as ‘food grade’ and the term is not widely recognized in Canada. The requirements for cleaning and maintenance materials are laid out in Section 9 of the CanadaGAP manuals. The requirements state that the materials are “appropriate for their intended use”. Operations are encouraged to talk to their suppliers of cleaning and maintenance materials about whether the materials are appropriate for intended use. Label information may help as well to determine if the material is appropriate for its intended use.