House Bill Aims To Limit Arsenic In Rice Products

Law360, New York (September 21, 2012, 4:43 PM EDT) -- Three House lawmakers introduced legislation Friday capping the amount of arsenic allowed in rice and rice-based products, following a report from Consumer Reports that found high levels of the chemical in items like infant cereals, rice cakes and rice-based drinks.

Reps. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., Frank Pallone Jr., D-N.J. and Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., put forth the Reducing food-based Inorganic and Organic Compounds Exposure Act, or RICE Act, which would require the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to set a maximum allowable level of arsenic in rice and...
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