International Committee Sets New Limits on Lead and Cadmium In Foods

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on July 8, 2006

According to the Institute of Food Technologists, the Codex Alimentarius Commission has set the following new standards: “…cadmium levels should not exceed two milligrams per kilo of marine bivalve molluscs, excluding oysters and scallops, and the same amount in cephalopods such as squids and octopus. The maximum level of lead in fish was set at 0.3 milligrams per kilo.”

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