Editor: The FDA is taking steps to reduce inorganic arsenic in baby cereal. See the April 2016 press release, below. This topic is not new. In 2014, Consumer Reports ran an article that compared arsenic levels in different types of rice as well as some alternative grains: “Which rice has the least arsenic.” This was a follow-up to a previous 2012 piece, “Arsenic in Your Food,” in which they disclosed worrisome levels in numerous rice and rice products. Arsenic is a known human carcinogen, and both Consumer Report articles are informative and worth reading.
Proposed limit and advice for feeding babies