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Rice Baby Cereal Sold at Walmart Recalled Due to High Levels of Arsenic

The Food and Drug Administration said Friday that baby food manufacturer Maple Island had issued a voluntary, nationwide recall of three lots of its 8-ounce Parent’s Choice rice baby cereal after a sample tested above the FDA’s guidance for inorganic arsenic, a known carcinogen. The products were tested as part of a routine sampling program by the FDA. No illnesses have been reported.

Parent’s Choice rice baby cereal is sold at Walmart. The retailer said in an announcement that it had pulled the recalled baby food from store shelves. 

While the recall notice says Maple Island’s tests of both the raw materials and the finished rice cereal product showed that they were “in compliance with the FDA’s guidelines,” the company said it issued the recall out of an abundance of caution.

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