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Does the Chicken in Your Refrigerator Contain Arsenic?

June 9, 2011 Comments off

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EMSL Analytical provides food testing services to detect contaminants and pathogens in the nation’s food supply.

Cinnaminson, NJ

The last few weeks have been filled with media reports about the E. coli outbreak in Europe that has so far claimed 27 lives and sickened thousands. Now the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that low levels of arsenic may be in some products that contain chicken meat.

According to the FDA, “Arsenic is in the environment as a naturally occurring substance or as a contaminant and is found in water, air, soil, and food. Published scientific reports have indicated that organic arsenic, a less toxic form of arsenic and the form present in 3-Nitro® (roxarsone), an approved animal drug, could transform into inorganic arsenic.”

The study that identified the issue looked at the livers of 100 chickens. The chickens that had consumed the product had higher levels of Read more…