- June 14, 2022
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) hosted a webinar on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at 1:00 pm (ET) to discuss the recent draft guidance on lead action levels for juice. The draft guidance, titled “Action Levels for Lead in Juice; Draft Guidance for Industry,” issued in April and provides action levels for lead in single-strength (ready to drink) apple juice and in other single-strength juices and juice blends. These draft action levels support the agency’s broader effort to reduce exposure to arsenic, lead, cadmium, and mercury from foods, and advance our goals in the Closer to Zero action plan.
During the webinar the FDA provided an overview of the draft guidance and additional information, as well as answered stakeholder questions.
Featured speakers included Dr. Susan Mayne, Director, Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), Dr. Conrad Choiniere, Director, Office of Analytics and Outreach, CFSAN, and Dr. Paul South, Director, Division of Plant Products and Beverages, Office of Food Safety, CFSAN.
- Meeting Overview and Opening Remarks (Dr. Susan Mayne) 3 minutes
- Overview of the draft guidance on action levels for lead in juice (Dr. Paul South) 10 minutes
- First -year accomplishments and what’s ahead this year (Dr. Conrad Choiniere) 5 minutes
- Stakeholder Q&A (with panel) 25 minutes
- Closing (FDA) 2 minutes
|Stakeholder Webinar on Action Levels for Lead in Juice: Speakers’ Biographies (June 2022)||pdf (210.51 KB)|
|Stakeholder Webinar on Action Levels for Lead in Juice: Transcript (June 2022)||pdf (129.44 KB)|