Reference Listing of Accepted Construction Materials, Packaging Materials and Non-Food Chemical Products

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Note: The office is closed. The CFIA no longer pre-approves construction materials, packaging materials, non-food chemicals and working apparel. The reference listing continues to be available on the CFIA website as a reference only.

Learn more about the information on repealing the requirements for pre-market registration.

The use of pesticides in a food plant

Only those commercial pesticides that have been registered with Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) under the Pest Control Products Act (PCPA) and its Regulations and have been issued a PCP Registration Number, along with specific directions for use in a food processing plant are permitted for use in a commercial food plant, in keeping with the instructions outlined on the registered label.

To determine if a product meets these requirements, consult PMRA's Public Registry.

If you wish to have a pesticide registered for use in a food plant, application information and submission forms are available from the PMRA.

Should you require further information on a pesticide product, please contact PMRA:
Toll Free Line within Canada: 1-800-267- 6315
For calls outside of Canada: 1-613-736-3799
Fax: 613-736-3798
Email: pmra_infoserv@hc-sc.gc.ca

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.

The CFIA does not distribute Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for products included in this list. To obtain MSDS sheets, you can contact the manufacturer of the products directly, or you can contact the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS).