There are reports of more than 80 lawsuits filed against firms that were named in a February congressional report about highly dangerous levels of arsenic and other poisons in baby food.

The report, requested by federal legislators in November 2019, reviewed four toxic heavy metals: inorganic arsenic, lead, cadmium and
Continue Reading Lawsuits piling up against baby food firms over potential damage to infant brain development

The Beech-Nut Nutrition Co. Tuesday initiated a recall of some of its infant cereal because of excessive levels of arsenic. Also, the company will stop selling it, saying it may not be able to consistently abide by the guidance level in the future.

Consumer Reports immediately praised the Beach-Nut recall
Continue Reading Beach-Nut recalls infant rice cereal, terminates production of single grain rice cereal and earns praise from CR

Janet Woodcock, the acting Commissioner of Food and Drugs, and Susan T. Mayne, director of the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) Thursday announced Closer to Zero, a new action plan for reducing exposure to toxic elements in foods commonly eaten by babies and young children to
Continue Reading FDA announces ‘Closer to Zero’ plan to reduce toxic elements eaten by babies and young children

A new congressional report has revealed highly dangerous levels of arsenic and other poisons in baby food. It also reveals that Walmart, Campbell Foods, and Sprout Organic Foods refused to cooperate with the subcommittee’s investigation.

“Nurture, Beech-Nut, Hain and Gerber cooperated with the subcommittee’s investigation, despite the fact that doing
Continue Reading New report says arsenic, other metals consistently contaminate baby foods

The Food and Drug Administration has announced the availability of a final guidance for industry entitled “Inorganic Arsenic in Rice Cereals for Infants: Action Level.”

“This guidance finalizes FDA’s action level for inorganic arsenic in rice cereals for infants of 100 micrograms per kilogram (μg/kg) or 100 parts per


Continue Reading FDA announces limit on inorganic arsenic in infant rice cereals

Consumer Reports still has a knack for finding something hiding in plain sight that many people will find outrageous. The find this time is bottled Starkey Spring Water manufactured by Whole Foods and also sold by Amazon. It’s the arsenic king of bottled water.

The problem with Starkey bottled water
Continue Reading Bottled water’s arsenic king remains legal but still loaded with heavy metal