Arsenic and Our Food: The Facts

Got questions about arsenic in our food supply?

According to the FDA, there is no reason to change your diet. Continue to enjoy a balanced diet rich in a variety of grains. It’s good for nutrition.

Arsenic is one of many naturally occurring elements in the air, water, rocks and soil.  This means that it is common for a variety of foods and beverages to naturally contain trace amounts of arsenic that are not harmful to consumers. Ongoing monitoring of our food supply indicates there is no reason to be alarmed about arsenic in the consumable products that you enjoy. Currently, there is no reason to change your diet and you should feel confident in the ability of the U.S. government to maintain the safety of our food supply. Want to know more? Please reference our resources below for more information.

Check out these resources on arsenic in our food supply:

Additional Resources on Arsenic:

Rice Advice: When It Comes to Consumer Reports, Think Twice

Q&A:  Arsenic in Food and Beverages

Food Insight:  The Low Down on the Low Levels of Arsenic in Food and Beverages

FDA Statement:  Arsenic in Organic Brown Rice Syrup

FDA:  Apple Juice is Safe to Drink

Arsenic in Apple Juice:  One Bad Apple

Arsenic in Apple Juice:  Do you Really Need to Worry?

Arsenic?  Again?  What you Really Need to Know About Organic Brown Rice Syrup