"The U.S. government does not set an allowable limit for arsenic in wine. But Canada's government does.The upper threshold, set by Health Canada, is 100 parts per billion, or ppb. And the limit set by OIV, a European intergovernmental wine organization, is even higher at 200 ppb.None of the California wines that were tested by BeverageGrades tested higher than 50 ppb
, according to news reports. (Neither the company nor the lawyers have released the lab results.)
And three-quarters of the bottles of the roughly 1,300 bottles of wine reportedly tested below 10 ppb
, which is the EPA's allowable limit for arsenic in drinking water.
Brown rice syrup, which can be high in arsenic, is sometimes used in vegan recipes like this caramel corn.
In Rice, How Much Arsenic Is Too Much?So, by Canadian standards, the levels of arsenic in the California wines that were tested are acceptable