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Codex Alimentarius Maximum Level of Lead in Fruit

During the 11th Session of the Codex Committee on Contaminants in Foods (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 3 - 7 April 2017) it was agreed to retain the ML of 0.05 mg/kg for juices obtained exclusively from berries and small fruits. It was also agreed to work on a positive list of these fruits that could achieve lower levels (e.g. 0.03 or 0.04 mg/kg) as more data became available.

Report can be found here.

This topic will be further discussed during the next Session of the Codex Committee on Contaminants in Foods, tentatively scheduled to be held in The Netherlands in approximately one year’s time.