Notice of Health Canada’s Proposal to Add a Maximum Level for Inorganic Arsenic in Rice-based Foods Intended Specifically for Infants and Young Children
Reference Number: NOP/ADP C-2021-1
April 9, 2021
Health Canada has conducted a scientific assessment which supports the establishment of a maximum level (ML) for inorganic arsenic in rice-based foods intended specifically for infants and young children.
As a result of this assessment, it is the intention of Health Canada to modify Part 2 of the List of Contaminants and Other Adulterating Substances in Foods, as described in the information document.
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 proposal.
Health Canada's Food Directorate is committed to reviewing new scientific information on inorganic arsenic in rice-based foods intended specifically for infants and young children. Anyone wishing to submit new scientific information or submit inquiries on this proposal may do so in writing, by regular mail or electronically. If you wish to contact the Food Directorate electronically, please use the words "Arsenic ML for Infant Rice Foods (NOP/ADP-C-2021-1)" in the subject line of your e-mail. Health Canada is able to consider information received by June 22, 2021, 75 days from the date of this posting.
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