Notice of Modification to Update the Maximum Level for Total Arsenic in Fruit Juice and Fruit Nectar to Part 2 of the List of Contaminants and Other Adulterating Substances in Foods
August 17, 2022
On April 9, 2021, Health Canada published a Proposal to Update the Maximum Level for Total Arsenic in Fruit Juice and Fruit Nectar in the List of Contaminants and Other Adulterating Substances in Foods (NOP/ADP C-2021-2) that was open for public comment for 75 days.
No new scientific information was received during the consultation period. Therefore, Health Canada established new maximum levels of 0.01 ppm inorganic arsenic in fruit juices and fruit nectars except grape juice and grape nectar, and 0.03 ppm inorganic arsenic in grape juice and grape nectar, to Part 2 of the List of Contaminants and Other Adulterating Substances in Foods, effective August 17, 2022, as described in the information document below.
The purpose of this communication is to publically announce the Department's decision in this regard and to provide the appropriate contact information for inquiries or for those wishing to submit new information relevant to Health Canada's scientific assessment.
Health Canada's Food Directorate is committed to reviewing new information on the scientific assessment of inorganic arsenic in fruit juice and fruit nectar. Anyone wishing to submit an inquiry or new scientific information may do so in writing, by regular mail or electronically. If you wish to contact the Food Directorate electronically, please use the words "Arsenic (NOM-C-2022-3)" in the subject line of your e-mail.
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