Rice Cereal Market Action – 6/8/2021
Beech-Nut Nutrition has issued a voluntary recall for one lot of Beech-Nut Stage 1, Single Grain Rice Cereal.
The specific Beech-Nut Single Grain Rice item (UPC Code# 52200034705) has an expiration date of 01MAY2022 and product codes: 103470XXXX and 093470XXXX. These specific product codes were distributed nationally through retail and online.
No illnesses related to these product codes have been reported to date, and no other rice cereal production dates or Beech-Nut products are affected by this recall.
This recall is a result of a routine sampling program by the State of Alaska which found that samples from this production lot of Beech-Nut Stage 1, Single Grain Rice Cereal tested above the guidance level for naturally occurring, inorganic arsenic set by the FDA in August 2020, even though the rice flour used had been tested and confirmed as being below the FDA guidance level for inorganic arsenic. The FDA has recognized that trace elements such as these are widely present in the environment, including water, soil and food; and has also stated that exposure to elevated levels of naturally occurring inorganic arsenic can pose a health hazard to young children.
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