The Food Directorate has released its finalized policy for
issuing Interim Letter of No Objection (iLONO) for food processing
aids required by the CFIA. As such, the scope of the new policy is
limited to processing aids intended for use as antimicrobial agents
applied directly on foods processed in federally registered meat
The new policy revises the iLONO review period to 60 calendar
days, no longer requires submission of copies of processing aid
applications approved by recognized like-minded agencies, and
provides detailed guidance on how to complete an iLONO
submission. The new
guidance "Policy for Issuing an Interim Letter of No Objection
(iLONO) for a Food Processing Aid" is availablehere.
Interested parties can also obtain an electronic list ofAntimicrobial Processing Aids for
Which Health Canada Has Issued a Letter of No Objection
(LONO) by contacting
Health Canada's publications office, or bysending them an email with the subject heading,
"hpfb BCS antimicrobial processing aids-eng."
In addition, a new guidance document has been released to assist
industry in preparing food processing aid submissions. To obtain an
electronic copy of the document, A Guide for Preparing Food
Processing Aid Submissions, please send an
email to Health Canada's publications
office with the subject heading, "HPFB BCS
Guidance PA Submission Guide-eng," or contact Health
Canada's publications office.
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