(HealthDay): Excessive levels of arsenic in some samples of single-grain rice cereals sold in the United States have caused Beech-Nut Nutrition to recall the product.
“We are issuing this voluntary withdrawal because we learned through routine sampling by the State of Alaska that a limited amount of beech single grain rice cereal products had levels of natural inorganic arsenic above the level of FDA guidance, although the rice flour used to produce these products tested below the FDA’s targeting level for inorganic arsenic, “Jason Jacobs, vice president of Beech-Nut Food security and quality, he said in a statement.
According to Beech-Nut, no illnesses related to the withdrawn products have been reported.
Tests showed that naturalness levels inorganic arsenic they were above the level of guidance set by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration last year.
Withdrawal is made for children’s beef single grain rice cereals with UPC code number 52200034705, expiration date May 1, 2022 and product codes 103470XXXX and 093470XXXX. Consumers should discard the withdrawn product and can get more information about changes or refunds by going to the company’s website or by calling (866) 272-9417, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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