Arsenic, once known as the “king of poisons,” is a naturally occurring element found worldwide at low levels in water, food, air, and soil. Human exposure to arsenic can occur through ingestion of unregulated drinking water and certain agricultural commodities, particularly rice.  In recent years, several studies by consumer advocacy groups have highlighted the presence of this toxic metal in a variety of food products.

On August 5, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a long-awaited guidance establishing an action level of 100 parts per billion (ppb) for inorganic arsenic in infant rice cereal.  While the FDA action level is a good start, the United States still lags behind other nations in terms of setting limits for heavy metals in food.  Here are five facts to consider in regard to arsenic and the food supply. Continue Reading

Highlights:

  • The FDA has found PFAS present at detectable levels in various foods supporting an EPA 2016 health advisory.
  • PFAS are listed as possible carcinogens and are linked to other health concerns.
  • Foods grown in contaminated soils, irrigated with contaminated water, or in contact with certain food wrappings may contain PFAS.
  • Media discussions on PFAS hazards have further raised consumer awareness.
  • Monitoring ingredients and packaging reduce contamination risk.

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Thank you for visiting us at IAFP. This year’s conference brought together experts from across the globe to learn, engage, and collaborate on the latest scientific advancements in the food industry. As we reflect on the successes of the show, we wanted to share with you some of the highlights that stuck out to us!


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That’s a Wrap for IFT 2019! We want to thank you for visiting us at IFT this year. This year’s conference brought together thousands of like-minded innovators to learn, engage, and collaborate on the latest scientific advancements in the food industry. With the show ending, and things going back to business as usual, we wanted to share with you some of the highlights that stuck out to us!

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