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Federal

Food contaminants and other adulterating substances are chemicals that may be present in foods at levels that could impact the overall safety and/or quality of foods. These substances can either be inadvertently present in foods or, in some cases, intentionally added for fraudulent purposes. Establishing a prohibition or maximum level (ML) is a form of risk management that may be employed to reduce exposure to a particular chemical contaminant in foods.

Last Updated: Oct. 15, 2021
Date Published: Apr. 6, 2021
Organization: Health Canada
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Keywords:  maximum levels, chemical contaminants, add a maximum, inorganic arsenic, rice-based foods, infants, young children, food contaminants, adulterating substances
Federal

Therefore, Health Canada added two new maximum levels for inorganic arsenic in polished (white) and husked (brown) rice, respectively, to Part 2 of the List of Contaminants and Other Adulterating Substances in Foods, effective June 5, 2020, as described in the information document.

Last Updated: Oct. 15, 2021
Date Published: Jun. 3, 2020
Organization: Health Canada
Formats: HTML
Keywords:  Notice of Modification, part 2, contaminants, adulterating substances, maximum levels, chemical contaminants, add a maximum level, inorganic arsenic, rice-based foods
Federal

Arsenic is naturally occurring in the environment, and very low levels are present in various foods. Elevated arsenic exposure from drinking water has been associated with a variety of serious adverse health effects, with potential effects noted in vulnerable populations such as infants and children. Health Canada has conducted a scientific assessment, provided below, 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 reasonably achievable based on the fruit juice and nectar type.

Last Updated: Aug. 17, 2022
Date Published: Aug. 5, 2022
Organization: Health Canada
Formats: PDF HTML
Keywords:  arsenic, inorganic arsenic, fruit juice, fruit nectar, apple, diet, exposure, food, maximum level
Federal

Arsenic is a natural element that is widely distributed throughout the Earth's crust. It is often found naturally in groundwater, through erosion and weathering of soils, minerals, and ores. Arsenic compounds are used commercially and industrially in the manufacture of a variety of products and may enter drinking water sources directly from industrial effluents and indirectly from atmospheric deposition. This Guideline Technical Document reviews the health risks associated with arsenic in drinking water, focussing on inorganic forms of arsenic.

Last Updated: Nov. 29, 2021
Date Published: Jan. 23, 2017
Organization: Health Canada
Formats: HTML
Keywords:  Canadian drinking-water quality, technical document, arsenic, arsenic in drinking-water, health risks
Federal

Health Canada has notified the International Rice Research Institute that it has no objection to the food use of Provitamin A Biofortified Rice Event GR2E (Golden Rice). The Department conducted a comprehensive assessment of this rice event according to its Guidelines for the Safety Assessment of Novel Foods.

Last Updated: Oct. 12, 2021
Date Published: Mar. 14, 2018
Organization: Health Canada
Formats: HTML
Keywords:  novel foods, Provitamin A Biofortified Rice, Event GR2E, Golden Rice, International Rice Research, food safety assessment
Federal

Health Canada has notified RiceTec Inc. that it has no objection to the food use of herbicide tolerant rice line RTC1. The Department conducted a comprehensive assessment of this rice line according to its Guidelines for the Safety Assessment of Novel Foods.

Last Updated: Oct. 12, 2021
Date Published: Apr. 20, 2021
Organization: Health Canada
Formats: HTML
Keywords:  Novel food, Imidazolinone Herbicide Tolerant Rice, RTC1, food sfaety assessment
Federal

Arsenic is a natural element found widely in the earth's crust. It may be found in some drinking water supplies, including wells. Exposure to high levels of arsenic can cause health effects.

Last Updated: Sep. 26, 2022
Date Published: May 18, 2017
Organization: Health Canada
Formats: HTML
Keywords:  Arsenic, arsenic in drinking-water, exposure to arsenic, health effects
Federal

Health Canada has notified BASF that it has no objection to the food use of rice expressing endogenous acetyl-coenzyme A carboxylase (ACCase) containing a single amino acid mutation which confers tolerance to the aryloxyphenoxypropionate (FOP) and cyclohexanediones (DIM) group of herbicides used to control grass weeds. The Department conducted a comprehensive assessment of this rice event according to its Guidelines for the Safety Assessment of Novel Foods.

Last Updated: Oct. 6, 2021
Date Published: Sep. 6, 2017
Organization: Health Canada
Formats: HTML
Keywords:  Novel Food, Herbicide-Tolerant Rice, HPHI2 Event, Provisia®, BASF, single amino acid mutation, tolerance to the aryloxyphenoxypropionate, FOP, cyclohexanediones
Federal

Information on human biomonitoring of arsenic in Canada with results from the Canadian Health Measures Survey.

Last Updated: Sep. 26, 2022
Date Published: Mar. 1, 2022
Organization: Health Canada
Formats: HTML
Keywords:  Arsenic, human biomonitoring, naturally occurring element, exposure to arsenic, drinking water, soil, air
Federal

Food contaminants and other adulterating substances are chemicals that may be present in foods at levels that could impact the overall safety and/or quality of foods. These substances can either be inadvertently present in foods or in some cases intentionally added for fraudulent purposes. Establishing maximum levels (MLs) is a form of risk management that may be employed to reduce exposure to a particular chemical contaminant in foods.

Last Updated: Oct. 15, 2021
Date Published: Jun. 11, 2019
Organization: Health Canada
Formats: HTML
Keywords:  maximum levels, chemical contaminants, add a maximum, inorganic arsenic, rice-based foods, infants, young children, food contaminants, adulterating substances
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