The US Food and Drug Administration is responsible is protecting the public health by assuring the safety, effectiveness, quality, and security of human and veterinary drugs, vaccines and other biological products, and medical devices. The FDA is also responsible for the safety and security of most of USA’s food supply, all cosmetics, dietary supplements and products that give off radiation.
The scope of FDA’s regulatory authority is very broad. FDA's responsibilities are closely related to those of several other government agencies, where FDA regulates: bottled water, food additives and many other food products.
BariQ’s non-objection letter (NOL) from FDA confirms the capability of the recycling process to produce post-consumer recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PCR-PET) material that is suitable for use at levels up to 100% recycled content in the manufacture of PET containers for contact with all food types under Conditions of Use C through H, as described in Table 2.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is a European agency funded by the European Union that operates independently of the European legislative and executive institutions (Commission, Council, and Parliament) and EU Member States.
It is the keystone of European Union (EU) for risk assessment where it produces scientific opinions and advice that form the basis for European policies and legislation regarding food and feed safety.
Moreover, in the close collaboration with national authorities and in open consultation with its stakeholders, EFSA provides independent scientific advice and clear communication on existing and emerging risks.
BariQ’s recycling process is deemed to recycle polyethylene terephthalate (PET) materials and articles to produce recycled PET pellets. The recycled pellets are intended to be used up to 100% for the manufacture of food contact materials and articles. These recycled materials and articles are intended to be used in direct contact with all kinds of foodstuffs for long term storage at room temperature with or without hotfill.
Health Canada Food Directorate of The Bureau of Chemical Safety is the federal health authority responsible for establishing policies, setting standards and providing advice and information on the safety and nutritional value of food. It helps protect the Canadian public by researching, assessing and collaborating in the management of the health risks and safety hazards associated with the many consumer products that Canadians use every day.
Health Canada works in partnership with all levels of Governmental agencies and programmes, industry, National, regional, and international groups and The Canadian Public
Letters expressing favourable opinions called "no objection letters”, can be used by the recipients to assure their prospective customers that the products they are selling have been evaluated by the Food Directorate and deemed acceptable, from a chemical safety standpoint, for use in specified food packaging applications. However, it is important to note that such letters do not constitute approvals in a legal sense and do not relieve the food sellers of their responsibilities under Section B.23.001 of the Food and Drug Regulations. A letter of no objection has no expiry date.
Based on our NOL, BariQ’s QPET material is intended to be used in the manufacture of containers for the packaging of all types of food for long term storage at room temperature, with or without hotfill.