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 100 parts per billion (ppb) for inorganic arsenic in infant rice cereal. The agency’s testing has shown that most infant rice cereals now on the market (around 80 percent) already meet, or are close to meeting, this requirement, the FDA said. The agency has already set limits for levels of inorganic arsenic in drinking water and apple juice, but the new proposal, if finalized, would

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