National | Product Safety

New Canadian standard developed to make BBQ grill brushes safer

February 10, 2020

A new national safety standard for barbecue grill brushes will require a warning label and testing to reduce the risk of wire bristles becoming detached, embedded in food and accidentally ingested.

The new standard…sets out testing parameters for barbecue brushes and outlines warnings that are to accompany brushes that meet the standard.

“This is something that we’ve been wanting for a while,” said Cory Anderson, senior manager of government relations and regulatory affairs for the Retail Council of Canada, which represents more than 45,000 storefronts.

“We are extremely happy that it is now a reality, and retailers will be doing what they can to get these certified brushes on the shelves as soon as possible,” Anderson said.

“It’s in the retailers’ best interests to sell safe product,” he said, in explaining the rationale for a standard. “They don’t want to be selling product that could be bringing harm to their consumers.”

Read the full story at CBC News

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