Arsenic is a naturally occurring trace element – plants take it up from the soil. There’s the organic form, which means naturally occurring and the inorganic form which is the type that in large amounts could be harmful to health. The Food and Drug Administration doesn’t indicate any consumer risk from the small arsenic levels present in foods and there are no documented cases of adverse health effects according to the International Food Information Council. However, the FDA in recent months has been closely evaluating arsenic levels in apple juice and in rice.
What to know about arsenic in the food supply
September 19, 2012 By Leave a Comment