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Rice Talk - The Rice People

Rice Talk

Mar 04

Concern about arsenic in your rice?

  In light of a recent CBC Marketplace report on infant foods and cereals, we would like to address the topic of arsenic in rice. Arsenic is a naturally-occurring element that is present throughout the environment and thus present in all food and water we consume. Rice naturally absorbs more... read more →
Nov 18

Eva Sun receives 2016 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Award!

RICHMOND - Libra, the Rice People, is honoured and privileged to announce that our President, Eva Sun, has been named the recipient of the 2016 TELUS Trailblazer Award. Eva was recognized at the 24th annual RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards Gala on November 16, 2016 at the Fairmont Royal York... read more →
May 10

New Testing Of The Latest Rice Crop Shows Minimal Levels Of Heavy Metals

As many of you know, recent studies and reports have caused some concern about the amount of heavy metals such as arsenic and lead in imported rice. While trace amounts of these metals are naturally occurring, levels that exceed established safety standards present a reasonable cause for concern. More Can be read on the FDA Website: http://1.usa.gov/12v6jLo... read more →
Apr 29

Results of Heavy Metal Testing in Rice

First of all, thank you to everyone for your comments and concerns regarding the recent reports of lead in rice.  As many of you may know, the recent reports regarding the high levels of lead in imported US rice have recently been withdrawn.  While we are glad to hear that... read more →
Apr 24

High Level of Lead in Rice

A recent report mentioned by TIME and BBC about dangerous levels of lead in rice imported to the United States from Thailand, India, Taiwan, China, and even Europe has been withdrawn because it was not passed through the proper peer review channels prior to being published. However, the consumers’ frenzy... read more →
Apr 19

Worrisome Levels of Lead Found In Imported Rice

An analysis of imported brands found surprising levels of the metal. A new report from the American Chemical Society demonstrates worrisome levels of lead in some imported rice going into the US.  Our own lab reports do not mirror the results in the study, and show heavy metal content below... read more →
Feb 25

“Best Before…”

“Wal-Mart admits mistake after woman complains; Safeway orders audit; Thrifty’s, Price” CBC’s Go Public visited 17 major grocery stores in the Vancouver area and found one-third had outdated cans of fish and seafood on their shelves. You can view the CBC’s Go Public report here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2013/02/22/bc-outdatedfish.html Some questions we have after... read more →
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We are so proud of our founder and CEO EVA Sun. She recently was honored with an award from the Ethno Business Council of British Columbia as the outstanding wholesaler of the year for 2012. Way to go Eva! A special thanks to Barbara Mowat of GroYourBiz for her continued... read more →