James R. Coughlin

The topic of arsenic in food has received considerable attention in the popular press, from U.S. and international regulatory authorities, and in the scientific community in the past few years. It is clearly a controversial topic subject to scientific and regulatory deliberations that could significantly impact the food industry.

While it has been known for decades that the public may be exposed to arsenic by consuming many different food and beverage items, consumer awareness of dietary arsenic…

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About the Author

James R. Coughlin, PhD, CFS, a 50-year member of IFT, is an independent consultant in food toxicology and global regulatory affairs in Southern California ([email protected]).