http://www.realnatural.org/2012/02/17/arsenic-in-rice-unrelated-to-organic/ Best, Steve Rice, Founder of Authentic FoodsRecently there have been reports discussing the arsenic levels in brown rice. We want to address this issue and let you know that all of the brown rice we mill is grown in California, which has the lowest levels of arsenic. A study done by Dr. Andrew Meharg, professor of biogeochemistry at the University of Aberdeen, found that arsenic levels in 107 southern US and central US rice samples averaged .30 micrograms/gram of arsenic, while the California rice samples averaged 0.17 micrograms/gram. The reason rice in the south has higher levels of arsenic than California rice is because rice crops in the south are typically grown on land previously farmed in cotton; historically, cotton crops were often sprayed with arsenic-based pesticides to control boll weevils. In addition to using rice with very low levels of arsenic, we also do our own testing for bacteria and mold after each production run. The flour from each production run is tested and must be low enough to meet our high standards; if it is not below a specific value, the flour is rejected. Your safety is extremely important to us and we take strong measures to keep all the flours and baking mixes we produce safe for consumption. We have been and will continue to monitor the situation regarding arsenic levels in California Rice along with the California Rice Council. If you would like more information regarding this, please refer to the article here: By
Posts tagged: brown rice flour
Subscribe to this Blog!
Get this Blog by Email!
Tagsalmond meal pie crust Annalise Roberts apple pie Authentic Foods Facebook better than just gluten free biscuits breads brown rice flour celiac.com Chocolate Chocolate Peppermint Cookies corn bread corn bread stuffing cranberry nut bread desserts donuts fall desserts gling.com gluten free gluten free communities glutenfreefaces.com Gluten Free Group on Facebook Holiday Cookies Holiday Desserts holiday recipes holidays Karen Robertson Multi-Blend Flour pie crust pie crust mix pie crust recipe pies potato patties pumpkin pumpkin bread pumpkin pie side dishes sweet potato mash Thanksgiving Vanilla Powder
Authentic Foods Links
Recommended Gluten Free Cookbook Authors
Gluten Free Online Communities