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(CNN)   Arsenic and old rice   (cnn.com) divider line
    More: Sappy, Rice, Baby food, inorganic arsenic, FDA guidance level, rice flour, Healthy Babies Bright Futures, food safety, safety of infants  
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4 days ago  
TFA's headline really misses the point of the entire article.  Beech-Nut is not only recalling this batch of baby food; they're getting out of the rice-based baby food business altogether.  There are traces of arsenic in a lot of foods, and rice is the worst for it. Beech-Nut tested the rice flour, and it was below the arsenic limits, but after producing the cereal from other ingredients and cooking it, it was over the limit.

To account for these trace amounts of arsenic from other sources, Beech-Nut said, it needs rice flour that has "well below" the FDA's limit of inorganic arsenic, and they say they can't get it reliably.

This isn't going to be the end of this problem.
 
4 days ago  
That's why you should boil your rice first, drain, then cook.
 
4 days ago  
Is there really a difference in baby food?
 
4 days ago  
Beech-Nut to stop selling baby rice

How much smaller does rice get?
 
4 days ago  
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4 days ago  
A good article on this.  Lots of info.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/​a​rsenic-in-rice
 
4 days ago  
Arsenic based pesticides were once widely used and the arsenic isn't going anywhere. US rice is the worst for this.
 
4 days ago  
Consumer Reports did a blockbuster exposé on high levels of arsenic in rice the world over a few years back, recommending that people limit their intake to 1/2 C of Indian-origin basmati rice 2x/wk.

I'm actually surprised that Gerber found any rice flour that met their arsenic spec.
 
4 days ago  
I must be half arsenic by now.

I'll keep an eye on my nails.
 
4 days ago  

IDisME: A good article on this.  Lots of info.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/a​rsenic-in-rice


"The arsenic content of rice can be reduced by washing and cooking the rice with clean water that is low in arsenic."

Oh! I've been washing and cooking my rice in high-arsenic water. I thought they canceled each other out.
 
4 days ago  

LordOfThePings: IDisME: A good article on this.  Lots of info.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/a​rsenic-in-rice

"The arsenic content of rice can be reduced by washing and cooking the rice with clean water that is low in arsenic."

Oh! I've been washing and cooking my rice in high-arsenic water. I thought they canceled each other out.


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The arsenic would give it a lovely green color and sweet taste.
 
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