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Archived - Food Safety Practices Guidance for Fresh Non-Filled Alimentary Paste Manufacturers
Using the Guidance Document

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Principle Statement

Principle statements are outcome-based generic statements of objectives similar to those found in the Recommended International Code of Practice – General Principles of Food Hygiene adopted by the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex). They are intended to capture the intent of the guideline while allowing flexibility in addressing specific products or processes.


Rationales are included only when required to explain the principle statement. They are included in several chapters of this guidance document (Control of Operation, Equipment, Records and Complaint Handling and Recalls) to explain the nature of the concern or potential hazard(s) and the need for control.

Anticipated Outcomes

Anticipated Outcomes are intended to guide the industry by describing the factors influencing the objective underpinning the principle statement. The CFIA recognizes that there may be alternate means of meeting the intent of the principle statement other than those described in this guidance document. For example, these alternative means may include a specific process step that will be used to control an associated food safety risk or meet a regulatory requirement.

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