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Posted 20 January 2021 - 08:44 PM

Hi everyone, I am looking for an official FDA, EU document that contains max amounts of allowed lead, cadmium, arsenic (and other heavy metals) in foods. What I have found so far is FDA stating Interim Reference levels of limits daily consumption from children and adults should be consumed. Though it doesn't give you a definitive answer, it provides you some insight on the limits of consumption. Your input will be appreciated. Tresa 



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Posted 21 January 2021 - 12:30 AM

Hi everyone,

 

I am looking for an official FDA, EU document that contains max amounts of allowed lead, cadmium, arsenic (and other heavy metals) in foods.

what I have found so far is FDA stating Interim Reference levels of limits daily consumption from children and adults should be consumed. Though it doesn't give you a definitive answer, it provides you some insight on the limits of consumption. 

 

your input will be appreciated.

 

Tresa 

 

Hi Tresa,

 

What kind of food, eg seafood ?


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Posted 21 January 2021 - 12:42 PM

Hi Tresa,

 

What kind of food, eg seafood ?

we produce Biscotti, muffin, shortbread, and cookie.



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Posted 21 January 2021 - 08:57 PM

we produce Biscotti, muffin, shortbread, and cookie.

 

Hi Tresa,

 

I suspect the specific data which you seek will be "elusive".

 

For USA, the (only) official limit-related material  for As, Pb. Hg I could see appears to be linked here (see bottom of page) -

 

https://www.fda.gov/...s-and-your-food

 

and, JFI/comparison, here was apparently the overall US situation in 2014 -

 

https://www.packagin...tal-limits-food

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for EU see -

 

https://ec.europa.eu.../legislation_en

 

Attached File  EC 1881-2006.pdf   146.4KB   7 downloads

(see for example lead-cereals)

 

This link may also be of interest although exact source of some of the tabulated HK limits is unclear [to me]) -

 

https://www.eurofins...s/heavy-metals/

 

PS - if you wish to see a lot of US  links, can try googling <<< US heavy metals in baby foods >>>, eg (2019) -

 

Attached File  heavy metals.PNG   46.87KB   2 downloads

 

https://www.today.co...ents-be-t165378


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Posted 22 January 2021 - 12:29 PM

Hi Tresa,

 

I suspect the specific data which you seek will be "elusive".

 

For USA, the (only) official limit-related material  for As, Pb. Hg I could see appears to be linked here (see bottom of page) -

 

https://www.fda.gov/...s-and-your-food

 

and, JFI/comparison, here was apparently the overall US situation in 2014 -

 

https://www.packagin...tal-limits-food

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

for EU see -

 

https://ec.europa.eu.../legislation_en

 

attachicon.gif EC 1881-2006.pdf

(see for example lead-cereals)

 

This link may also be of interest although exact source of some of the tabulated HK limits is unclear [to me]) -

 

https://www.eurofins...s/heavy-metals/

 

PS - if you wish to see a lot of US  links, can try googling <<< US heavy metals in baby foods >>>, eg (2019) -

 

attachicon.gif heavy metals.PNG

 

https://www.today.co...ents-be-t165378

Thank you so much, it was really helpful. 






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