"The CFIA HT Program establishes the requirements for facilities registered under the program to produce and/or handle wood that has been heat treated to a minimum temperature of 56°C throughout the profile of the wood (including at its core) for a minimum of 30 minutes. The heat treatment standard also applies to the production of wood packaging material in accordance with the provisions of the International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM 15): Regulation of Wood packaging material in International Trade."
"This Directive supersedes CFIA's policy directive D-03-02, Canadian Heat Treated Wood Products Certification Program (CHTWPCP) and D-01-05, Canadian Wood Packaging Certification Program (CWPCP)."
A great source of information can be found on the Canadian Wood Pallet & Container Association website.
Over the next several weeks Joe Quigg Consulting will be posting relevant tips & recommendations on the LinkedIn Group "Canadian Wood Packaging Manufacturers, Recyclers, & Industry Suppliers Group".
Members of this group will have the opportunity to ask questions, make comments, and hopefully learn more about this important CFIA Directive.
We will also be linking to this page where there will be more information and links to even more sources.
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