Canadian confectionery producer gets certification for protective masks
July 6, 2020, Port Coquitlam, B.C. – A new line of protective masks made by the PPE division of Inno Foods, a global confectionery producer and distributor, has passed the ASTM Level 1 test.
The company will be going into production on its Level 1 masks immediately and is expecting to pass the ASTM Level 2 and 3 tests within the next week, so they can begin producing those as soon as possible.
ASTM is a standards organization that sets the preferred international standard in healthcare for best practices inclusive of testing and requirements for performance of materials. The organization’s mission is to promote public health and safety, the environment, and the overall quality of life, and contribute to the reliability of materials, products, systems and services.
ASTM Level 1 masks provide 95-per-cent bacterial and particulates filtration efficiency and are used for general use in medical practice for patient and staff isolation in short procedures and exams that don’t involve aerosols, spray or fluids.
ASTM Level 2 masks provide moderate barrier protection with 98-per-cent bacterial and particulates filtration efficiency for low to moderate levels of aerosols, spray and/or fluids.
ASTM Level 3 masks provide maximum barrier protection with 98-per-cent bacterial and particulates filtration efficiency for heavy levels of aerosols, spray and/or fluids, and are used in surgery and in sterile environments to protect against high-risk fluid exposure.
Inno Lifecare said in a statement that the company is looking forward to being Canada’s reliable local supplier of certified masks with a quality control system that adheres to best practices and all three ASTM levels of certification.
Inno Lifecare was formed to make consumer and professional products to protect life. Inno Foods has evolved from a local bakery in 1981 to a global confectionery producer and distributor.