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AU: Survey of tinned fruits for tin, lead and arsenic

Food Standards Australia New Zealand: In 2015 Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) tested canned and bottled fruit products following reports of high levels of metals in some products.

FSANZ’s survey, conducted by an independent laboratory on domestic and imported products, found very small amounts of lead and tin in all products tested. The levels found were all below maximum levels permitted in the Food Standards Code. Arsenic was not found in any products. Overall, there were no public health and safety or compliance issues.

These results are consistent with Commonwealth Department of Agriculture and Water Resources surveillance testing at the border.

Read the full article at the Food Standards Australia New Zealand website.

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