H.R. 6509 (112th): Reducing food-based Inorganic and Organic Compounds Exposure Act of 2012

Sep 21, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Rosa DeLauro
Representative for Connecticut's 3rd congressional district
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Sep 21, 2012
3 pages

This bill was introduced on September 21, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Sep 21, 2012
Referred to Committee Sep 21, 2012
Full Title

To establish limitations on the quantity of total arsenic in rice and rice products under chapter IV of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.


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2 cosponsors (2D) (show)

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Reducing food-based Inorganic and Organic Compounds Exposure Act of 2012 or the RICE Act - Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to promulgate a final regulation under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act establishing the minimum quantity of total arsenic contained in rice or a rice product that will cause the rice or rice product to be deemed to be adulterated under the Act.
Requires the regulation to: (1) apply the minimum quantity to rice and rice products regardless of the origin of the arsenic, (2) include the establishment of tolerances, and (3) establish a standard for total arsenic based on the maximum achievable reduction in cancer risk and be at least as protective as the allowable level set for total arsenic in bottled water under the Act.

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