FDA urged to set standards for arsenic in rice

FDA urged to set standards for arsenic in rice

By MARY CLARE JALONICK The Associated Press
Published Sep 19, 2012 12:52PM MDT
Washington • The Food and Drug Administration may consider new standards for the levels of arsenic in rice as consumer groups are calling for federal guidance on how much of the carcinogen can be present in food. So far, FDA officials say they have found no evidence that suggests rice is unsafe to eat. The agency has studied the issue for decades but is in the middle of conducting a new study of 1,200 samples of grocery-store rice products — short and long-grain rice, adult and baby cereals, dri...
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