Patulin Maximum Level in Apple Juice and Unfermented Apple Cider
Notice of Modification to the List of Contaminants and Other Adulterating Substances in Foods
to Add the Maximum Level for Patulin in Apple Juice and Unfermented Apple Cider
Reference Number: NOM/ADM C-2018-1
Health Canada published a Proposal to transfer Health Canada's maximum level for patulin in apple juice and unfermented apple cider to the List of Contaminants and Other Adulterating Substances in Foods – Reference number: [NOP/ADP C-2017-4] on August 4, 2017 which was open to the public for comments for 75 days. No comments were provided during the comment period in response to this Notice of Proposal.
Therefore, Health Canada has transferred the maximum level for patulin from the List of Maximum Levels for Various Chemical Contaminants in Foods to the regulatory List of Contaminants and Other Adulterating Substances in Foods, effective January 17, 2018, as described in the information document.
The purpose of this communication is to publically announce the Department's decision in this regard and to provide the appropriate contact information for any inquiries or for those wishing to submit any new 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 Add the Maximum Level for Patulin in Apple Juice and Unfermented Apple Cider - Reference Number: NOM/ADM C-2018-1, please contact our publications office or send an e-mail to email@example.com with the subject heading "HPFB BCS NOM-ADM C-2018-1 ENG".
Health Canada's Food Directorate is committed to reviewing any new information on the scientific assessment of patulin in apple juice and cider. 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 "patulin in apple juice and cider" in the subject line of your e-mail.
Bureau of Chemical Safety, Food Directorate
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