Arsenic Found in All Rice Products:
Alarming levels of harmful arsenic have been found in every rice product tested by the FDA in its ongoing investigation, reports the
There is currently no official upside to the amount of inorganic arsenic, a known
carcinogen, allowed in food.
But Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan said in a statement: "First and
foremost, I want to warn parents that every rice cereal product we tested contained arsenic. These results
are shocking because rice cereal is often a baby's first solid food. Parents and caregivers should
moderate the amount of rice products they feed their children, while the FDA sets standards to limit this
known carcinogen in our food."