The FDA is inviting the public and industry leaders to join a webinar at 1 p.m. EST on March 2 to discuss recent draft guidance on lead action levels for foods intended for children younger than two years of age.

Questions or comments must be submitted by Feb. 9 at the link below.

For those that can’t join live, the webinar will be recorded and posted to the FDA website.

The draft guidance, titled “Action Levels for Lead in Food Intended for Babies and Young Children: Draft Guidance for Industry,” issued in January informs industry on the proposed action levels for lead in a wide range of commercial foods targeted to children younger than two years of age. These draft action levels support the agency’s broader effort to reduce exposure to arsenic, lead, cadmium and mercury from foods, and advance the FDA’s goals in the Closer to Zero action plan that seeks to eliminate certain heavy metals in baby food.

During the webinar, the FDA will provide an overview of the draft guidance and answer questions.

Featured speakers: 

  • Dr. Susan Mayne, Director, Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition
  • Dr. Conrad Choiniere, Director, Office of Analytics and Outreach,
  • Dr. Paul South, Director, Division of Plant Products and Beverages, Office of Food Safety at the Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition

To register for the webinar and to submit a question or brief comment related to this draft guidance in advance, please visit the registration page

The full draft guidance can be found here.

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