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#1 umabansal

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Posted 25 November 2019 - 06:16 PM

Hi,

 

Can you please help me with some documentation showing CFIA  metal (Fe, Non-Ferrous, and stainless) limits?

 

Thanks
 

 



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Posted 25 November 2019 - 07:03 PM

You're going to have to help me first by telling me what CFIA means!  Canadian food inspection agency?  If you're asking if there are legal limits set out in law, I've never found them in any legislature.  The nearest is the FDA guidelines which I've used to back up the reason for my limits for years.

 

https://www.fda.gov/.../71953/download


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Posted 25 November 2019 - 09:20 PM

Thanks a lot GMO!

 

Yes,absolutely Canadian food inspection agency.

 

We are a bakery in Canada--- making Buns, pizza, crumbs ect. and our limits are as below

 

Fe:                 1.5

Non-Fe:         2.5

Stainless steel: 3

 

And now i am preparing for BRC, according to clause 2.7.3 (edition-8), we have to set our critical limits.  In our company as i told you we have above critical limits, but got confused how to justify to auditor that on what basis we set these limits.

Please guide me.

 

Thanks

Uma



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Posted 26 November 2019 - 04:51 AM

Dear Uma,

Please find the attached CFIA document, anything more than 2mm is a hazard

 

Mahantesh

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Posted 26 November 2019 - 12:54 PM

Hi Uma,

 

IIRC The current Canadian limits are detailed on the CFIA website and vary from >0 to >2mm depending on the consumer situation.

afaik, the above is, logically, independent of the ferrous etc.
 


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Posted 26 November 2019 - 02:45 PM

Thanks Mahantesh and Charles. C!

Its a great help :)






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