Reducing Heavy Metals in Baby Food Prioritized

This past Friday, the Biden Administration said that working on the issue of toxic heavy metals found in baby food is a high priority.

“We presented evidence of a pervasive problem of toxic heavy metals in baby foods, and when we asked the Biden administration’s FDA for help in addressing it, they were very concerned and responsive,” said Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, chair of the House Oversight subcommittee that released the landmark report last month.

In the meantime, the FDA is looking at developing new standards, issuing guidance to help food companies lower their heavy metal levels, ramping up enforcement efforts, and plans to host meetings on the topic.

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