Monday, May 13, 2013

LEAD LEVELS IN IMPORTED RICE ARE WITHIN INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS

The Food and Agriculture Department (FAD) of the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) has stated firmly that its forensic analysis of lead metal levels in imported rice complies with permissible international prescriptions.
Mr Clifford E. Frimpong, Head of FAD of GSA was reacting to a study in the United States alleging the presence of potentially high levels of lead in imported rice from the commodity production countries.

He said the tolerable levels of lead is pegged at 0.2 mg/kg under the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC), an inter-governmental oversight body tasked to implement the joint FAO/WHO Food Standards, respectively established in 1995 and by the World Health Assembly resolution 16.42 of 1963. cont reading at http://dagbonweb.com/news.php

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