Health Canada Opens Consultation on Draft Barbecue Grill Brush Standard
07/25/2019

Health Canada begins public consultation over a new draft standard for barbecue grill brushes. Stakeholders can make comments until August 24, 2019.

Online PR News – 25-July-2019 – Geneva, Switzerland – Health Canada has begun a public review on a new Canadian national voluntary standard relating to barbecue grill brushes.

Developed by the CSA group, the draft standard, Z630, covers the construction, mechanics, instructions and marking requirements for handheld barbecue grill brushes (including replacement heads) with metal bristles intended for the cleaning of cooking surfaces on barbecue grills.

It includes requirements relating to:

• Wire bristle tuft attachment strength
• Wire bristle durability - cycle and load force
• Instructions and marking requirements include:
o Each brush shall have permanent warning in English and French that remain legible, clearly visible, with good contrast and unobstructed throughout the useful life of the brush
o The warning shall be in accordance to ANSI Z21.89/CSA 1.18, cl 5.31
o The warning shall have the following statements in bold, upper case letters, with safety alert symbol and signal word. It shall also include the company name and address or trademark

STOP USING IF ANY BRISTLES ARE FOUND ON THE GRILL. BRISTLES CAN GET INTO THE FOOD AND CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY. REPLACEMENT AFTER ONE YEAR USE IS RECOMMENDED

• The packaging or tags shall be attached to or accompany the brush at the time of sale with the following information in both English and French:
a) "Instruction for Safe Use" heading
b) Company name and address or trademark
c) Safety alert symbol and signal word
d) The following statements or equivalent
o Examine the brush prior to each use for loose bristles
o Do NOT use if any loose or broken bristles are found. Discard brush immediately
o Ensure cooking surface and brush are free of any bristles prior to cooking
o Broken bristles can get into the food. Ingestion can cause serious internal injury
o Not for commercial use

Health Canada gave notice of the public review on June 25, 2019. Stakeholders can find the draft document on the CSA Group website and provide comment until August 24, 2019.

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