Rice bran is safe, nutritious and meets all regulatory requirements for both food and feed. It should be understood that arsenic is present in all agricultural products. Furthermore, rice products have been consumed as a staple food by much of the world's population for thousands of years and have a well-established history of being safe and nutritious.
In recognition of the fact that arsenic is part of the human diet, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and World Health Organization Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives established a Provisional Tolerable Weekly Intake (PTWI) for dietary arsenic. The PTWI is defined as the amount of a contaminant that can be ingested from both food and water on a continual basis over a lifetime with no appreciable health risk. The PTWI for inorganic arsenic was established in 1988 and was set at 0.015 mg per kg of body weight per week.
There is no credible scientific evidence linking consumption of rice products with cancer or any other health risk and we can assure our customers of the safety and wholesomeness of our products