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Found 10 records similar to Health Canada’s Proposal to Add a Maximum Level for Inorganic Arsenic in Rice-based Foods Intended Specifically for Infants and Young Children

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. Rice and rice-containing products are a major contributor to dietary exposure to inorganic arsenic in all ages, including infants and young children. In June 2020, Health Canada’s Food Directorate issued a Notice of Modification (NOM, NOM/ADM C-2020-1) to add maximum levels (ML) for inorganic arsenic in polished (white) and husked (brown) rice.

Last Updated: Aug. 17, 2022
Date Published: Aug. 5, 2022
Organization: Health Canada
Formats: PDF HTML
Keywords:  arsenic, inorganic arsenic, rice, diet, exposure, food, maximum level, ML, children
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
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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

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 or naturally present in foods or, in some cases, intentionally added for fraudulent purposes. Establishing a prohibition or a maximum level (ML) is a form of risk management that may be employed to eliminate or reduce exposure to a particular chemical contaminant in foods.

Last Updated: Oct. 15, 2021
Date Published: Apr. 6, 2021
Organization: Health Canada
Formats: HTML
Keywords:  maximum levels, chemical contaminants, adulterating substances, quality of foods, arsenic in fruit-juice, fruit nectar
Federal

foods. These substances can either be inadvertently or naturally present in foods or, in some cases, intentionally added for fraudulent purposes. Establishing a prohibition or a maximum level (ML) is a form of risk management that may be employed to eliminate or reduce exposure to a particular chemical contaminant in foods.

Last Updated: Oct. 15, 2021
Date Published: Jun. 4, 2019
Organization: Health Canada
Formats: HTML
Keywords:  maximum levels, chemical contaminants, adulterating substances, quality of foods, infant formula, levels of lead
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

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 or naturally present in foods or in some cases intentionally added for fraudulent purposes. Establishing a prohibition or a maximum level (ML) are forms of risk management that may be employed to eliminate or reduce exposure to a particular chemical contaminant in foods.

Last Updated: Oct. 15, 2021
Date Published: Dec. 19, 2018
Organization: Health Canada
Formats: HTML
Keywords:  maximum levels, chemical contaminants, inorganic arsenic, rice-based foods, infants, young children, food contaminants, adulterating substances, quality of 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

Therefore, Health Canada lowered the maximum levels for lead in infant formula, effective July 3, 2020, by modifying Part 2 of the List of Contaminants and Other Adulterating Substances in Foods as described in the information document.

Last Updated: Oct. 15, 2021
Date Published: Jun. 29, 2020
Organization: Health Canada
Formats: HTML
Keywords:  maximum lead levels, lead, infant formula, concentrated infant formula, chemical contaminants, adulterating substances, quality of foods
Federal

Setting Maximum Levels for Contaminants in Foods

Last Updated: Oct. 15, 2021
Date Published: May 4, 2016
Organization: Health Canada
Formats: HTML
Keywords:  maximum levels, chemical contaminants, contaminants in foods, risk to health, exposure, food-borne contaminants
Federal

The List of Maximum Levels for Various Chemical Contaminants in Foods specifies an ML of 50 parts per billion (p.p.b.) (expressed in the list as 50 µg/kg or micrograms per kilogram) for patulin in apple juice, including the apple juice portion of any juice blends or drinks, and unfermented apple cider.

Last Updated: Oct. 15, 2021
Date Published: Aug. 2, 2017
Organization: Health Canada
Formats: HTML
Keywords:  maximum level, patulin in apple-juice, unfermented apple cider, contaminants in foods, adulterating substances, ML of 50 parts per billion
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