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#1 Tonying0287

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 02:58 AM

Hi Everyone,

 

Is there existing standard for USFDA with regards on the heavy metal?

 

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 03:02 AM

Particularly on VCO, desiccated coconuts and coconut flour.



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Posted 10 August 2018 - 01:33 PM

FDA's most current position on lead limits: https://www.fda.gov/...s/ucm557424.htm

 

Stadnards aren't available for all foods yet. <100ppb may be a good place to start since it's their most permissive level currently used. Otherwise you can do the math on expected dietary intake of your ingredient and how much could be in there to stay under the 6 µg/day intake threshold, but they're working on lowering that one.


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Posted 10 August 2018 - 02:09 PM

For your reference, here are Canada's limits

 

www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/food-nutrition/food-safety/chemical-contaminants/maximum-levels-chemical-contaminants-foods.html


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Posted 10 August 2018 - 07:33 PM

Particularly on VCO, desiccated coconuts and coconut flour.

 

Probably, for USA, official coconut heavy metal limits do not exist, eg see -

 

(1) Post 3

 

(2) USDA comment -

https://www.ams.usda...on-instructions

 

(3) (general) file hm2 in this link -

http://www.ifsqn.com...ng/#entry122288

 

(4)

http://www.packaging...tal-limits-food

 

(5) Some "suggested" "food" limits by a "Consumer Centre" in USA are here -

http://www.lowheavymetalsverified.org/

 

PS - certain limits do exist elsewhere,

 

PPS - Asian and Pacific Coconut Community  Standard(s) exist -

http://www.apccsec.o...t-products.html

 

Attached File  APCC dessicated coconut standard.pdf   944.05KB   22 downloads

 

 


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Posted 14 August 2018 - 07:48 PM

"Although the FDA has set specific levels for arsenic, lead, cadmium, and mercury in a variety of foods, more generally, the FDA has—and uses—the authority to take action on a case-by-case basis where a particular food is found through routine or targeted testing to be adulterated."

 

www.fda.gov/food/foodborneillnesscontaminants/metals/default.htm

 

Hope this helps


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Posted 15 August 2018 - 02:18 AM

"Although the FDA has set specific levels for arsenic, lead, cadmium, and mercury in a variety of foods, more generally, the FDA has—and uses—the authority to take action on a case-by-case basis where a particular food is found through routine or targeted testing to be adulterated."

 

www.fda.gov/food/foodborneillnesscontaminants/metals/default.htm

 

Hope this helps

 

Also can compare (3,4) in Post 5.


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