Notice of Health Canada’s Proposal to Update the Maximum Level for Total Arsenic in Fruit Juice and Fruit Nectar 

Reference Number: NOP/ADP C-2021-2

April 9, 2021


Health Canada has conducted a scientific assessment which supports updating the maximum level (ML) for total arsenic in fruit juice and fruit nectar. Health Canada is proposing to lower the existing ML to values that are as low as reasonable achievable based on the fruit juice and nectar type. The lower MLs would be expressed as inorganic arsenic and apply to the juice and nectar products on an as consumed basis.

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.

Information Document

Health Canada's Proposal to Update the Maximum Level for Total Arsenic in Fruit Juice and Fruit Nectar - Reference Number: NOP/ADP C-2021-2

Contact Information

Health Canada's Food Directorate is committed to reviewing new scientific information on inorganic arsenic in fruit juice and fruit nectar. Anyone wishing to submit new scientific information or submit inquiries on the 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 fruit juice and fruit nectar (NOP/ADP-C-2021-2)" 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.

Bureau of Chemical Safety, Food Directorate
251 Sir Frederick Banting Driveway
Tunney's Pasture, PL: 2202C
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0L2

Supporting Information
Chemical Contaminants

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