Arsenic Found In Organic Brands Nudges FDA to Regulate (Forbes)


[[{“type”:“media”,“view_mode”:“media_large”,“fid”:null,“attributes”:{“class”:“media-image alignright size-full wp-image-25476”,“typeof”:“foaf:Image”,“style”:“”,“width”:“100”,“height”:“100”,“title”:“forbes”,“alt”:“Forbes”}}]]Dartmouth research published on February 16, 2012, revealing elevated levels of arsenic in foods sweetened with organic brown rice syrup has remained in the national spotlight and is spurring the FDA to take action.

The results of the study, according to Forbes, are helping push the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to look further into ways to ensure that consumers are protected from food contaminants.

Forbes points to a statement released by the FDA on February 17, that states that the FDA will, “expand its surveillance activities in rice to ensure that consumers are protected.”

Read the full story, published 2/28/12 in Forbes.

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