March 28, 2014 13:06 ET
Food Safety Action Plan targeted survey
OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - March 28, 2014) - Canadian Food Inspection Agency
As part of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) routine testing of various food products, a survey released today found that all juice and bottled water tested for antimony were safe to consume.
The CFIA tested 359 samples of juice and bottled waters for antimony in 2010-2011. The samples included 185 juice and 174 bottled waters in various types of packaging (including glass, metal can, cardboard [for frozen products], plastic and Tetra Pak).
Eight of the 185 juice samples had detectable levels of antimony ranging from 0.0038 to 0.0572 ppm. Only one of the 174 bottled water samples had a detectable level of antimony at 0.0031 ppm. While no Canadian standards currently exist for antimony in food, there is a Canadian drinking water quality guideline for antimony of 0.006 ppm.
Survey results were reviewed by Health Canada and no risks to consumers were identified. No recalls were required as a result of this survey.
Antimony in juice and bottled water
Chemical Residues / Microbiology Targeted Surveys
Cailin RodgersDirector of CommunicationsOffice of the Minister of Health613-957-0200Media RelationsCanadian Food Inspection Agency613-773-6600
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