Hello, I have reached out to the CFIA offices a number of times about the following question, but have never received a clear response on exactly what is needed. We are looking into manufacturing a beverage product that will have a small amount of Fruit Puree in it. The Puree will not come from fresh fruit, and is aseptically filled into its container prior to us using it in the proposed beverage. The beverage is then pasteurized at 94 degrees C for 60 seconds. I know we need to apply for the CFIA SFCR that applies to "all other food products" because the product is a "beverage". Do we also need to apply for the license to include "manufacturing, preserving, processing fruit and vegetables" because the puree is in there? - They have not provided clear answer on this so hoping someone can help. I am not sure if there is a difference in processing raw fruits and vegetables, and reprocessing a small amount of second generation purees. Thanks!
Edited by Jacob Timperley, 17 June 2021 - 12:16 AM.