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FDA allows unlimited heavy metals in most foods, but now seeks to limit arsenic in rice formulas for infants

(NaturalNews) The US Food and Drug administration (FDA) recently proposed a maximum limit for inorganic arsenic, after several rice cereals for infants and toddlers were shown to have alarming levels..
NaturalNews.com

Arsenic in Rice Cereal Raises Questions

arsenic in rice cereal raises questions
Patch Homewood-Flossmoor, IL -- Babies who eat rice products have higher arsenic concentrations in their bodies, but is it harmful?
Patch

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News video: New Warning to Parents: Do Not Feed Babies Too Much Rice Cereal

New Warning to Parents: Do Not Feed Babies Too Much Rice Cereal 00:50

The U.S. government is telling parents to not rely too heavily on rice cereal as a food staple for babies because it is a leading cause of arsenic exposure for infants. The Food and Drug Administration..
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United States: FDA Issues "Inorganic Arsenic In Rice Cereals For Infants: Action Level" Guidance - Jones Day

As discussed above, in the April 6, 2016, Federal Register, FDA announced the availability of a draft guidance for industry titled "Inorganic Arsenic in Rice Cereals for Infants: Action Level"
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The FDA Wants To Limit Arsenic In Infant Rice Cereal

The Food and Drug Administration today proposed a new limit for the level of arsenic allowed in infant rice cereal. After an extensive study of arsenic levels in food, the FDA proposed a limit of..
Huffington Post

Pediatric Environmental Health Specialists Offer Strategies to Reduce Arsenic Exposure From Rice Consumption

A new article in The Journal of Pediatrics examines the potential for children and infants to be exposed to arsenic via consumption of common products containing rice. The authors recommend a diverse..
PRWeb

This Cooking Method Helps Rid Rice of Arsenic

this cooking method helps rid rice of arsenic
High levels of arsenic in rice shouldn't scare you away, scientists say, because they've found a way to flush most of the toxin, the journal Nature notes. Researchers for the study in Plos One acquired..
Newser

Researchers discover how to cut worrying levels of arsenic

researchers discover how to cut worrying levels of arsenic
Belfast UK (SPX) Jul 24, 2015 Researchers at Queen's University Belfast have made a breakthrough in discovering how to lower worrying levels of arsenic in rice that is eaten all over the world...
Terra Daily

How to cut worrying levels of arsenic in rice that is eaten all over the world

Researchers have discovered a simple solution to worrying levels of arsenic in our rice. Rice is the only major crop grown under flooded conditions. It is this flooding that releases inorganic arsenic,..
Science Daily

Microbe mobilizes 'iron shield' to block arsenic uptake in rice

microbe mobilizes 'iron shield' to block arsenic uptake in rice
Newark, DE (SPX) Jun 18, 2015 University of Delaware researchers have discovered a soil microbe that mobilizes an "iron shield" to block the uptake of toxic arsenic in rice. Arsenic occurs naturally..
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Arsenic on Platter: 38 districts under Green Revolution II affected by slow poison

 Indian government’s ambitious project Green Revolution-II (GR-II) to promote growing rice in the Eastern states of India is bringing arsenic to your plates. As many as 38 districts spreading across..
DNA

Congress should protect Americans by passing the Safe Food Act

*Congress should protect Americans by passing the Safe Food Act* Every year 48 million Americans get sick from foodborne disease. That leads to 128,000 hospital visits and 3,000 deaths, according to..
Consumer Reports

Health worries about arsenic in rice

The FDA is evaluating the potential health risks of eating rice because it may contain arsenic. Although the levels are very low, some experts are concerned about possible long-term effects including..
CBS News

Consumer Reports Issues New Consumption Guidelines Based on Analysis of Arsenic Levels in Rice Products & Other Grains

Recommendations include restricting children’s intake of hot & cold rice cereals, rice pasta & rice drinks; CR continues to call on FDA to set standards, especially for products children consume..
PRWeb

How much arsenic is in your rice?

*How much arsenic is in your rice?*  In late 2012 we released our original report on arsenic in rice, in which we found measurable levels in almost all of the 60 rice varieties and rice products..
Consumer Reports

From arsenic in rice to toxic metals in sweets and veg . . . Poisons in your shopping basket 

from arsenic in rice to toxic metals in sweets and veg . . . poisons in your shopping basket 
From sweets, to baby food to rice krispies, a Channel 4 Dispatches investigation has revealed that many popular rice products may contain potentially dangerous levels of the contaminant
MailOnline

EU deal on arsenic in rice "close" - UK's FSA

The UK's Food Standards Agency has said EU member states are close to agreeing on a limit for inorganic arsenic levels in rice-based foods.
Just-Food

High levels of arsenic in rice: why isn't it regulated in our food?

There are two sides to rice: the grain that feeds half the world – and the primary carcinogenic source of inorganic arsenic in our diet.
Independent

Arsenic in Gluten-Free Food: How Worried Should You Be?

In the past few months, a focus on the presence of trace amounts of arsenic in rice has been a cause for concern for many. Should you be worried?
msnbc.com

SWITZERLAND: New standards for lead in infant formula, arsenic in rice

The UN food standards body, Codex Alimentarius Commission, has announced a new set of rules for the maximum levels of lead in infant formula and arsenic in rice.
Just-Food

Governments agree to stem cancer-causing arsenic in rice: UN

governments agree to stem cancer-causing arsenic in rice: un
Geneva (AFP) July 17, 2014 Governments have agreed the first international standards limiting cancer-causing arsenic pollution in rice, a key move to protect consumers of what is a staple food for..
Terra Daily


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