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Maximum level for total arsenic in fruit juice and fruit nectar (ICS Code: 67.160.20)

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. Language(s): English and French. Number of pages: 4 and 5

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 reasonably 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 publicly 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.