Notice of Modification to the List of Contaminants and Other Adulterating Substances in Foods to Update the Maximum Level for Arsenic in Water in Sealed Containers
Reference Number: NOM/ADM-C-2017-1
July 20 2017
Health Canada published a Proposal to Update the Maximum Levels for Arsenic in Apple Juice and Water in Sealed Containers in the List of Contaminants and Other Adulterating Substances in Foods – Reference Number: [NOP/ADP C-2017-1] on March 1, 2017 which was open to the public for comments for 75 days. No new scientific information was submitted to the Department during the comment period in response to the portion of this Notice of Proposal pertaining to water in sealed containers. However, a number of comments were received in response to Health Canada’s proposal to lower the maximum level (ML) for arsenic in apple juice. In order for Health Canada to fully consider the information and comments received regarding that proposal, the Department will only be proceeding with a Notice of Modification for a lower ML for water in sealed containers at this time.
Therefore, Health Canada will update the maximum level for arsenic in water in sealed containers, effective May 14, 2018, by modifying Part 2 of the List of Contaminants and Other Adulterating Substances in Foods as described in the information document below. This date is twelve months following the close of the Notice of Proposal comment period.
The purpose of this communication is to publically announce the Department's intention in this regard and to provide the appropriate contact information for any inquiries or for those wishing to submit any new scientific information relevant to Health Canada’s scientific assessment.
To obtain an electronic copy of the Notice of Modification to the List of Contaminants and Other Adulterating Substances in Foods to Update the Maximum Level for Arsenic in Water in Sealed Containers - Reference Number: NOM/ADM-C-2017-1, please contact our publications office or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading "HPFB BCS NOM-ADM C-2017-1-eng".
Health Canada's Food Directorate is committed to reviewing any new scientific information on the scientific assessment of arsenic in apple juice and all types of water in sealed containers. Anyone wishing to submit new scientific information on the assessment or to submit any inquiries may do so in writing, by regular mail or electronically. If you wish to contact the Food Directorate electronically, please use the words “Arsenic MLs for Apple Juice and Bottled Water” in the subject line of your e-mail.
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