ALIGAL™ is Air Liquide’s international line of food-grade gases created for the processing and packaging of beverages and foods.
ALIGALTM ensures the highest quality and safety standards in Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP), chilling, freezing, carbonation and inerting processes to optimize food safety and preservation, processing costs and product quality.
ALIGALTM single and mixed gases are designed to satisfy the demanding quality requirements of the food and beverage industries.
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for Western Canada
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416 702-8107Send an email
Please contact our customer service by phone:
1.800.817.7697 for Quebec, Manitoba and Atlantic provinces
310-WELD (9353) for other provinces
ALIGAL™ for FOOD
By preserving the freshest characteristics of foods and extending shelf life, ALIGAL™ food-quality gases empower food processors and retailers to:
ALIGAL™ pure gases and gas mixtures preserve the natural color and flavor of fresh food while inhibiting spoilage due to oxidation, bacteria and mold, which typically occurs as a result of exposure to air. Each ALIGAL™ protective atmosphere gas has been scientifically formulated to address the specific shelf life requirements of a wide selection of foods, ranging from case-ready meats, fresh poultry, processed meats, cheese and freshly cut salads to prepared entrées, fresh pasta, sandwich kits, snack foods and bakery products.
ALIGAL™ gases are available in a range of blends appropriate to specific foods and meet standards for approved food packaging uses. They are colorless and odorless and comply with procedure controls and quality assurance throughout the production process.
ALIGAL™ for BEVERAGE
Beverage-quality ALIGAL™ gases help eliminate flat beer, airborne bacteria and odors associated with air compressors. They also improve shelf life with oxygen reduction via purging or dosing, as well as quality control for better product consistency. Optimized carbon dioxide ranges and packaging options deliver purity to suit any application.
Air Liquide Canada has obtained a variety of certifications attesting to the quality of its products, its production and distribution processes, and to its respect of the food laws of certain religions. These certifications demonstrate the engagement and commitment of our teams to respecting standards and offering our clients a quality product.
FSSC 22000 / ISO 9001 certifications:
Food Safety System Certification 22000 (FSSC 22000) is a complete GFSI (Global Safety Initiative) recognized food safety certification system for food manufacturers, based on the ISO 22000 and ISO/TS 22002-1:2009 standards. The protocol guarantees that certified companies have an adequate and effective food safety system that ensures the products obtained are safe. To achieve this, the protocol is based on standards such as ISO 22000 and ISO/TS 22002-1.
For Carbon dioxide: Air Liquide Canada ‘s plants and distributions centers of Courtright (ON), Medicine Hat (AB) and Fort Saskatchewan (AB) are certified.
For Nitrogen and Oxygen: Our plants (air separation units) of Moncton (NB), Contrecoeur (QC), Varennes (QC), Hamilton (ON), Fort Saskatchewan (AB), Sherwood Park (AB) are certified. Our distribution centres of Moncton (NB), Varennes (QC), Hamilton (ON) and Edmonton (AB) are certified.
NSF/ANSI 60 certification
NSF/ANSI 60 is a certification for Drinking Water Treatment Chemicals in conformance to the standards of the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) / American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
For Carbon dioxide: our plants of Courtright (ON), Medicine Hat (AB), Fort Saskatchewan (AB) and our depots of Varennes (QC) and Moncton (NB) are certified
For Oxygen: our plants (air separation units) of Varennes (QC), Hamilton (ON), Fort Saskatchewan (AB) and Sherwood Park (AB) are certified.
In Canada, all our carbon dioxide plants are certified Kosher.
Air Liquide Canada offers pure and gas mixtures with the ALIGAL™ brand for different applications for food and beverage industries. You will find below a chart summarizing the different ALIGAL™ gases, their components and applications.
|ALIGAL 1||Nitrogen (N2)||
Wine and tap applicationsMAP (Modified Atmosphere Packaging) for dry foods, freshly cut produce, processed meats
|ALIGAL 2||Carbon dioxide (CO2)||
Carbonation (water, soft drinks)MAP for breads, dairy products, fresh raw poultry
Oxidization for wine, beer, water
MAP, used with ALIGAL 2 for red meat
|ALIGAL 5||N2 O||Whipped toppings|
Stout beer on tap
MAP for prepared foods (salad, pasta)
Ale beer on tap
MAP for pastries, muffins, cakes, fresh raw poultry, processed meats, prepared food
Lager beer on tapMAP for breads, pastries, muffins, cakes, fresh raw poultry, sandwich, processed meats
|MAP for fresh raw red meats|
In addition to ALIGALTM brand freezers (see below), specially suited regulators, changeover manifolds, gas detection monitors and miscellaneous gas handling equipment are available, please consult our dedicated page to Gas handling equipment and accessories for industrial gases.
Our food experts are available to assist with deoxygenation and inerting processes, integrating Nitrogen or Carbon Dioxide injection systems into existing production lines and monitoring integrated Oxygen management systems.
We can provide, upon request:
- Beverage and food grade carbon dioxide (CO2) Certificates of Analysis (COA) for every delivery trailer documenting CO2 purity and noted impurities
- Beverage and food grade carbon dioxide (CO2) Certificates of Conformance (COC) documenting CO2 purity and noted impurities on batch production quantities
- A Letter Of Guarantee (LOG) delivered by Air Liquide Canada to certify conformity of Bulk carbon dioxide (CO2), Bulk Nitrogen (N2) and Bulk oxygen (O2) for food and beverages.
- A Letter Of No Objection (LONO) delivered by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to certify the conformity of Aligal Gases cylinder for food and beverages.