advisory to consumers after completing its study.
However, exporters from India said basmati rice was free from arsenic content as shipments are made only
after complying with the required tests.
The USFDA has collected 200 samples of rice and rice products available in the American market from different countries including India. Of the 200 samples, 31 Indian samples had inorganic arsenic content in the range of 1.8 to 6.5 microgram per serving.
“The FDA is in the process of collecting and analysing samples to examine the issue thoroughly... FDA will analyse these results and determine whether or not to issue additional recommendations,” the USFDA said.
The report is quite plausible, as the conversion of all our rivers into sewers has obvious consequences for our soil and water, and inevitably enters the food chain.The arsenic is likely to have arisen from industrial and toxic effluents and waste from leather tanneries dumped untreated into the rivers
This could be political move to restrict the imports of INdian rice and put pressure on India to open up its market for import of American rice destroying the Indian rice growing industry. However if it is true then shame on India and Indian corrupt merchants who have no honesty