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EU agency looks at substances in food for newborns

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) approach for assessing substances found in food intended for infants younger than 16 has been updated to take into account for newborns’ unique diets. The change will further support European Union decision-making on the safety of food for this age group, the agency has announced. The guidance will apply from now… Continue Reading

FDA seeks comments on inorganic arsenic in infant rice cereal

Having documenting that many rice cereals for infants and toddles have significant levels of inorganic arsenic — which can cause neurologic and developmental problems — the government is proposing a maximum allowable limit for the substance.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s new draft guidance on inorganic arsenic levels pertains only to the substance in… Continue Reading

Heinz Recalls Baby Cereal in China for High Lead Levels

H.J. Heinz Co. of Pittsburgh, PA, has recalled nearly 1,500 boxes of Heinz AD Calcium Hi-Protein Cereal in China after it was found to contain excessive levels of lead. The lead was found in 400-gram boxes (about 14 oz.) of the baby cereal during a regulatory inspection in Zhejiang province in Eastern China, according to Xinhua… Continue Reading