High Levels of Toxins Found in More Baby Food: Government Report

A new report released September 29, 2021 finds more cases of major manufacturers selling baby food with high levels of toxic heavy metals. This new report follows a congressional report in February 2021 revealing toxic commercial baby food. The latest House Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy, describes dangerous levels of arsenic, lead, cadmium, mercury and other toxins, which can be particularly dangerous to developing babies and toddlers.

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The latest report findings

Two of Gerber’s Infant Rice Cereal products contained inorganic arsenic levels over the Food and Drug Administration’s limit. The report said Gerber “failed to recall” those products.

Most of Walmart brand Plum Organics’ products contained heavy metals too, including popular Superpuff snacks. The report said Walmart raised the amount of arsenic it allowed in its products, going from an internal company standard of 23 parts per billion to the maximum allowed by FDA of 100 parts per billion.

“No level of toxic heavy metals and exposure to them is safe for a baby.”

-Illinois Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi, chairman of the economic and consumer policy subcommittee

The subcommittee report also said some samples of Beech-Nut products had more inorganic arsenic than the FDA’s limit and a subsequent recall in June was too narrow.

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