Gluten Free Watchdog Continues Testing Rice-Based Foods for Arsenic

Gluten Free Watchdog Continues Testing Rice-Based Foods for Arsenic

The latest batch of arsenic test results posted a couple weeks ago for subscribers to Gluten Free Watchdog. You can view which products were tested here https://www.glutenfreewatchdog.org/product/arsenicflours-combined-data-as-2022/1168 and here https://www.glutenfreewatchdog.org/product/arsenictoddler-foods-combined-data-as-2022/1169.

This is the third batch of rice-based products commissioned for tested by Gluten Free Watchdog in 2022 (results have also posted for breakfast cereals and rice grain). Products are tested by a lab at Dartmouth College. The next round of testing will focus on rice-based pasta.

If you are interested in the results but are not a subscriber to Gluten Free Watchdog, you can either wait until a free public summary report is published (brand names will be redacted) or you can purchase each report individually. If you choose to subscribe to the site instead, please know that if you are interested in all arsenic testing to date, you will have to subscribe to the premium plan.

To those of you wondering why you have to pay for the results, the cost of testing alone for this last round (6 products) was $738. If you are experiencing financial hardship, two programs are available to help. Please see https://www.glutenfreewatchdog.org/news/gluten-free-watchdog-sponsor-a-subscriber-program/ and https://www.glutenfreewatchdog.org/news/suzanne-simpson-subscriptions-program-honor-dear-colleague/.

As always, thank you so very much to those of you who subscribe to Gluten Free Watchdog and support this work. We could not do this without you.

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  • Joanna Davis
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    Thank you for a comprehensive research and testing of rice products in America today.
    I generally use basmati and jasmine rice. I purchase both at Aldi. Love the jasmine rice. I do not see these tested. Have I missed this testing previously?
    I have sworn off Bobs Mill products. Just do not trust them because of cross contamination.
    It will be interesting to see if the arsenic levels in basmati or jasmine rice from foreign sources. Loved the thyroid segment your friend wrote. It had a lot of important information, I learned some things I did not know.
    As always, I am proud to be a member of Gluten Free Watchdog. This organization is important to my health as a celiac. Thank you!

    November 5, 2022 at 2:01 am

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