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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

Codex Adopts Limits on Lead in Infant Formula, Arsenic in Rice

At the its annual meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, last week, the Codex Alimentarius Commission adopted a number of new standards, including maximum acceptable levels of lead in infant formula and of arsenic in rice. The commission was established in 1963 by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health… Continue Reading

Imported Santos Brand Candies Recalled for Excessive Lead

California consumers were warned on Monday not to eat three varieties of Santos brand candies imported from India after tests found they contained lead levels in excess of state and federal standards. The three candies are: Santos Rewadi Gur (7 and 14 ounce packages) Santos Sugar Rewadi (2 lb. package) Santos Sesame Candy (2 lb…. Continue Reading

Study Finds Concerning Levels of Lead in Imported Hot Sauces

A new study out of the University of Nevada Las Vegas may give spicy food-lovers pause. Researchers at UNLV reported this week they have found concerning levels of lead in several types of imported hot sauces that were tested. The study, by Shawn Gerstenberger and Jennifer Berger Ritchie, and published in the Journal of Environmental… Continue Reading

Imported Dried Fruits Recalled for High Lead Levels

The California Department of Public Health is warning consumers not to eat five different dried plum and prune products because they may contain dangerous levels of lead. CDPH issued a health advisory Monday after tests revealed illegal concentrations of lead in the preserved fruits, all of which were imported by California companies from either Hong… Continue Reading

Black Licorice Recalled for High Levels of Lead

A North Carolina-based company is recalling one lot of its black licorice because the product contains high levels of lead. Lucky Country, Inc. of Lincolntown, NC issued a voluntary recall of its “Aussie Style” black licorice Friday after testing by the California Department of Health revealed that it contained levels of lead above government safety… Continue Reading

Ceramic Wine Goblets Recalled

An Illinois-based company is recalling ceramic wine goblets sold nationwide because they may contain more leachable lead and cadmium than federal regulations allow.  Enesco, LLC of Itasca, IL has announced a voluntary recall of 300 of its “Any Wine Will Do” wine goblets because internal product testing revealed levels of leachable lead and cadmium beyond those… Continue Reading