Cheese Composition Standards Verification
Appendix VI – Sample Letter for Unsatisfactory Results

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Subject: Unsatisfactory Results – Cheese Composition Verification


On (Date), a cheese composition verification of (formula/recipe) was performed by CFIA inspection staff at your facility. The results of this verification indicate that the product does not comply with the compositional standards for cheese.

This is contrary to the standards set out in the section 28 (or section 3.(3) for Cheddar) of the Dairy Products Regulations and section B.08.033 (or B.08.034 for Cheddar) of the Food and Drug Regulations which require the casein content that is derived from milk, ultrafiltered milk, partly skimmed milk, ultrafiltered partly skimmed milk, skim milk, ultrafiltered skim milk or cream rather than from other milk products for (Naming the Variety Cheese) be at least (X%) of the total protein content of the cheese.

Please forward your written and signed action plan to this office no later than, (Date – 3 weeks from date on letter).

This letter is also to advise you that your corrective actions will be verified during a follow-up visit. Future instances of non-compliance may also result in further enforcement action.

If you have any questions, please contact the undersigned at (Phone Number).

Position (Inspector)

cc: Supervisor, Operations Officer, Area Program Network Specialist

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