CFIA/Compost Lab Results

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is a Federally run entity and is in charge of the enforcement of the sales of compost products in Canada. More information on the CFIA and compost can be found here.

The CFIA has inspected and run lab tests on CIGI’s compost products over the years. Composting Facilities can be subject to inspection roughly every 2 years. Unfortunately CIGI’s compost product has been found to be non-compliant numerous times over the years. Through a “Request for Information” with the CFIA, documents have shown examples of non-complaint compost samples as well as issued with labelling practices, and a lack of willingness to comply from Cleanit Greenit.

The CFIA records that were released as part of a Request for Information, can be found below. Pages of note are: 30, 31, 36, 37, 42, 43, 80, 81, 89, 90, 92, 93, 94, 95

In early 2020, residents fundraised over $1300 to have private lab analysis done of Cleanit Greenits compost. Those results can be found below.

CIGI is also required to do some basic testing on their product and submit the results to AEP. The testing that is required is not as thorough as the CFIA or private testing that was completed.