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What You Should Know about Arsenic in Food and Beverages

What You Should Know about Arsenic in Food and Beverages | FoodieDoc says: | Scoop.it
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This article has useful information on the recent concern aabout arsenic levels found in rice, apple juice, and other foods. It also contains information on facts about arsenic and what you should do, in consumer friendly posters.  

 

Read about it here:

http://www.foodinsight.org/Newsletter/Detail.aspx?topic=What_You_Should_Know_about_Arsenic_in_Food_and_Beverages

 

The FDA is not recommending that anyone change their diet due to the low levels of arsenic in rice, juice or other foods and beverages.  Current advice from FDA is that consumers should continue to eat a balanced diet rich in a variety and in moderation.  This recommendation will minimize any potential dietary exposure and is also recommended for good nutrition.

 

It’s important for consumers to understand that all foods contain trace levels of naturally occurring contaminants such as arsenic.  As science, technology and testing methodologies continue to evolve; our knowledge about potential risks, wholesomeness and safety will greatly increase.  That’s why consumers should feel assured and follow FDA’s guidance to stay safe and healthy.

 

This article was summarized by FoodieDoc, Anna Resurreccion, for her we-based site "FoodieDoc Says:" and other related web-based sites.

 

 

 

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Study Linking Rice to Elevated Lead Levels Withdrawn

Study Linking Rice to Elevated Lead Levels Withdrawn | FoodieDoc says: | Scoop.it
A scientific paper that made headlines around the world claiming imported rice contains high levels of lead has been withdrawn by its author after an investigation by the U.S.
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Confirmatory studies of rice from the same locations yielded less than 1 ppm for all samples, not the alarming levels reported previously.  

The author blames the flawed results on instrumentation used.  FoodieDoc, Anna Resurreccion, Ph.D., CFS

 

http://www.foodproductdesign.com/news/2013/04/study-linking-rice-to-elevated-lead-levels-withdr.aspx?cmpid=EM

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