WHAT IS NATURAL FOOD
Food that has undergone minimal processing and contains no preservatives or artificial additives.
CFIA DEFINITION AND CLARIFICATION
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has created some rules to prevent companies from abusing the "natural" term. The CFIA says that foods can only be represented as natural if they have never contained an added vitamin, nutrient, artificial flavour or food additive. The food also needs to be in its original form and can't have been processed significantly. But companies are allowed to use a "natural ingredients" label in cases where products contain some natural ingredients. This could easily give consumers the false impression that all ingredients in the product are natural.
FDA DEFINITION AND CLARIFICATION
The FDA has considered the term ‘natural’ to mean that nothing artificial or synthetic (including all color additives regardless of source) has been included in, or has been added to, a food that would not normally be expected to be in that food.
NATURAL PRODUCT APPROVAL PROCESS
The basis of Natural certification is sampling and testing in ILAC-ISO 17025 accredited laboratories. These technical food laboratories will perform tests on the samples according to ACS and product requirements and will submit a complete report of the tests to ACS. Our technical team will approve or disapprove the product by reviewing the results and testing comparisons. If the result does not comply with requirements, a non-conformities report will be provided to the applicant. If the test results are confirmed a NATURAL certificate is issued to the manufacturing company /producer and then the natural product logo is awarded to the holder.
BENEFITS FROM ACS USA NATURAL APPROVAL CERTIFICATION
The internationally recognized approval of your Natural food products.
The provide supporting documents and records by international accreditation laboratories test reports(ISO 17025-ILAC-IAF Accreditation laboratories) to prove your Natural claim.
Worldwide marketing and sales, ensuring the quality of Natural products to clients and consumers.
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