SFA Finds High Level of Arsenic In Organic Brown Rice Baby Food

Wednesday, November 4th, 2020 | 1223 Views


The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) has detected high levels of arsenic in samples of brown rice baby food and has issued a recall for the product.

The Australian product—Bellamy’s Organic – Organic Brown Rice Pasta Stars, were found to have arsenic level up to three times the legal limit, according to SFA. The agency stated that it detected arsenic at levels ranging between 0.12 – 0.3 parts per million (ppm) in the samples of the product, while the maximum limit as stated in the Singapore Food Regulations is 0.1 ppm.

“The level of arsenic detected may cause the product to be unsafe for consumption by infants if there is long-term intake,” SFA added.

Consumers who purchased the product were advised to ensure that their infants do not consume them and to seek medical advice for infants who feel unwell.

 

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