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CFIA

Dedicated to safeguarding food, animals and plants, which enhances the health and well-being of Canada’s people, environment and economy, food safety is the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s top priority. The CFIA develops and delivers programs and services designed to protect Canadians from preventable food safety hazards and to ensure that food safety emergencies are effectively managed.

CIMS

The Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) is a management framework designed to assist building service contractors and in-house service providers develop quality, customer-centered organizations, and is based on those universally-accepted principles that have proven to be the hallmarks of well-managed, successful cleaning operations. CIMS is a standard developed by ISSA.

Concrete

Solid mass that is formed when cement, sand, water and aggregates are mixed together.

Corrosion inhibitor

Product that protects metal machine parts and finishes, china patterns and metal utensils.

Carpet and rug cleaner

Product that is formulated to wet the pile of the carpet and take up oily and greasy soils. Such products trap soil in suspension and dries it to a brittle solid residue. Residue is then vacuumed.