Assessment in Support of Changes to the Maximum Level for Arsenic in Fruit Juice and Fruit Nectar
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. The lower MLs would be expressed as inorganic arsenic and apply to the juice and nectar products on an as consumed basis.
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