Laboratory Analysis - Arsenic - YPSI Premium Rice Protein
Arsenic is a metalloid that occurs naturally. Many rocks, especially volcanic rock, contain arsenic, which the rain washes out and wears away over time.
Arsenic accumulates in nature through these many routes and gets into our food through rice and grain cultivation. Rice and rice products in particular are often contaminated with arsenic. Arsenic is classified as harmful in higher concentrations, which is why the EU has set maximum levels for arsenic in rice and rice products.
Analysis of arsenic in rice and rice products showed the following mean values:
- White rice (long grain, parbioled, boiled bag rice) - 0.101 mg/kg
- Brown Rice - 0.141mg/kg
- Rice cakes - 0.260 mg/kg
- Rice-based infant formula ready to mix - 0.187 mg/kg
There have been limit values for arsenic in rice in the EU since 2016:
- Products for infants and young children: 0.1 mg/kg
- White rice: 0.2 mg/kg
- Whole grain and parboiled rice: 0.25 mg/kg
- Rice cakes: 0.3 mg/kg
The BfR has also published an overview with the most important questions and answers on the arsenic content in rice and rice products here .
For this reason, we have the YPSI Premium Rice Protein tested for arsenic in an independent, accredited laboratory in Germany.
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