Testing Rice Products: Results

Test Results Table

CBC Marketplace conducted laboratory tests on 50 different packages of infant rice cereals and snacks for arsenic. We tested 7 leading companies, 7 different infant cereals and 7 different infant snacks products, purchased randomly from Canadian retailers in Calgary, Montreal, and Toronto, and sent them to an independent lab (Brooks Applied Lab) known for their specialized testing for Inorganic Arsenic (arsenic speciation testing).

More on our Methodology available here: https://www.cbc.ca/marketplace/blog/testing-rice-products-methodology
Company Responses can be found here: https://www.cbc.ca/marketplace/blog/company-responses-rice-products
Read more detail in our story here:  https://www.cbc.ca/1.5037665

Note: Total arsenic is a combination of many arsenic compounds, including inorganic arsenic. 
Not all the compounds making up total arsenic are considered as toxic as inorganic arsenic.

There is no maximum limit for total arsenic for rice in infant rice products in the EU, US, or Canada.

The EU limit, and FDA guideline, for inorganic arsenic in infant rice products is 100 parts per billion (ppb).

Results are based on averages of all the samples tested, unless otherwise noted.


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