Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

July 31, 2015 11:33 ET

Compliance rate of the 2013-2014 Children's Food Project 100 per cent

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 31, 2015) - Canadian Food Inspection Agency

As part of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) annual monitoring of various food products, a report released today found that all children's food tested for pesticide residues, veterinary drugs, and metals contaminants complied with federal standards.

More than 600 tests were performed on 204 samples, producing over 92,000 results. The testing targeted infant foods such as pureed fruits, pureed vegetables, juices, and infant foods containing meat. Samples were analyzed for pesticide residues, veterinary drug residues, and metals.

All pesticide residues detected were well below maximum residue limits set by Health Canada. None of the samples tested had detectable levels of veterinary drugs. None of the samples tested for metals were determined to pose a health risk. As there were no violations, recalls were not necessary.

Quick Facts

  • The Children's Food Project and other studies are part of the CFIA's ongoing surveillance of foods sold in Canada to help maintain a safe food supply for Canadian families and their children.
  • When metals, veterinary drug residues or pesticide residues are detected, Health Canada may conduct a human health risk assessment to determine if the contaminant poses a safety concern based on the concentration present in the food, expected frequency of exposure and contribution to the overall diet. These factors help determine whether follow up action is needed, up to and including removal of the product from store shelves and the issuance of a public recall notice.

Related Products

2013-2014 Children's Food Project Executive Summary

Associated Links

Chemical Residues / Microbiology Targeted Surveys

Contact Information

  • Michael Bolkenius
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Health

    Media Relations
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency