Canada is trying hard to maintain the food safety system strong for people of Canada. Recently, two studies were carried out on Friday by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to find the presence of pesticide residues, mercury and other metals in dried tea samples. At the same time, soft drinks and corn syrup were also tested for the existence of mercury. As a result, all three products were found safe for consumption.
During a survey conducted in 2009-10, 69% of the dried tea samples consisted low levels of pesticides but this was not at all risky for the consumers. Following this, in 2010-11, another survey was carried out during which once again the level of mercury was found quite low. It was consistent with CFIA’s 2009-10 report. And therefore was declared safe for consumption.
CFIA these days is acting very strict over their testing procedures. And now, they want a feedback on their regulations. This feedback would further help them to develop risk- and outcome-based feed regulations.
According to researches carried out by Health Canada, in general, if people consume lesser amounts of tea and other beverages, then they would be exposed to a pretty lower risk of consuming mercury via their diet.
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