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

From Health Canada

Current status: OPEN

Health Canada is proposing to transfer the existing maximum level (ML) for patulin in apple juice, including the apple juice portion of any juice blends or drinks, and unfermented apple cider from the List of Maximum Levels for Various Chemical Contaminants in Foods to the regulatory List of Contaminants and Other Adulterating Substances in Foods, thereby removing this ML from the first list.

Why

As part of the Government’s Regulatory Transparency and Openness Agenda, Health Canada is consulting with Canadians and key stakeholders before a new maximum level can be added to, or an existing maximum level modified, in the regulatory List of Contaminants and Other Adulterating Substances in Foods.

Who

This consultation is looking for comments from:

  • importers
  • exporters
  • food industry
  • food regulators
  • enforcement bodies

What

In September 2016, the Food Directorate published a summary of its intention and the process by which it would transfer existing maximum levels (MLs) for contaminants in food into the regulatory List of Contaminants and Other Adulterating Substances in Foods.

The objective of this consultation is to transfer the existing ML for patulin in apple juice, including the apple juice portion of any juice blends or drinks, and unfermented apple cider from the List of Maximum Levels for Various Chemical Contaminants in Foods to the regulatory list.

When and where

The online engagements will be available at open.canada.ca between August 4, 2017 and October 17, 2017

How to participate

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 Maximum Level for Apple Juice and Unfermented Apple Cider” in the subject line of your e-mail. E-mail: bcs-bipc@hc-sc.gc.ca

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Contact us

Bureau of Chemical Safety, Food Directorate
251 Sir Frederick Banting Driveway
Tunney's Pasture, PL: 2202C
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0L2
E-mail: bcs-bipc@hc-sc.gc.ca

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