FDA Proposes Limit for Inorganic Arsenic in Infant Rice Cereal

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is taking steps to reduce inorganic arsenic in infant rice cereal, a leading source of arsenic exposure in infants. Through a draft guidance to industry, the FDA is proposing a limit or “action level” of 100 parts per billion (ppb) for inorganic arsenic in infant rice cereal. FDA … Continue reading FDA Proposes Limit for Inorganic Arsenic in Infant Rice Cereal

RASFF recurrent alerts notified by Italy – Mercury in fish

During 2014 the EU Rapid Alert System (RASFF - Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed) recorded a relevant number of 62 notifications - sent only from Italy - for large size fish containing heavy metals, mercury in particular. The countries of origin of the fish are different, but with a clear predominance of Spain, … Continue reading RASFF recurrent alerts notified by Italy – Mercury in fish