Laboratory analysis of 50 big-name baby foods showed the presence of at least one heavy metal in all of them, with two-thirds having “worrisome” levels, according to information from Consumer Reports. Researchers also said organic products were as likely to have lead or other heavy metals as non-organic foods. 

Every product tested had measurable levels…

Overhill Farms Inc. has recalled more than 57 tons of frozen, organic chicken bites, including Yummy Spoonfuls branded toddler foods, because of consumer complaints of bone fragments in the products.

recalled organic Yummy Spoonfuls chicken bites
To view photos of all of the recalled products, please click on the image.

No injuries or illnesses had been reported…

Using the same mechanism that resulted in the banning of cyclamates in 1970, a group of public health watchdog organizations is challenging the FDA’s decision not to ban perchlorate in food packaging.

The consumer advocates say the Food and Drug Administration ignored scientific evidence that shows the chemical disrupts fetal and infant brain development, causing…

recalled PC Organics baby food
For the complete list of recalled flavors of PC Organics baby food, please click on the image.

In a rare move, the Food and Drug Administration is warning U.S. residents to be aware of a baby food recall posted in recent days by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, which reports illnesses…

Loblaw Companies Ltd. is recalling one flavor of PC Organics baby food from retailers nationwide in Canada after a consumer complaint triggered an inspection that revealed the product could contain the toxin that causes botulism poisoning.

recalled PC Organics baby foodThe recall includes only one lot of President’s Choice (PC) Organics branded apple, blueberry and green pea strained baby…

To view the recall notice on the FDA website, click on the image.

A consumer complaint of a small piece of rubber in H-E-B brand baby food has led to the recall of the entire H-E-B Baby Food 2 pack, 4-ounce cups product line.

The San Antonio, TX, company reported no…

  recalled-Gerber-organic-baby-food-pouchesA packaging defect that could cause baby food in pouches to spoil spurred Gerber Products Co. to recall four batches of “Organic 2nd Foods” because of safety concerns. The company is offering consumers coupons to replace the potentially dangerous organic baby food. “Consumers may notice that, in some cases, the pouches are bloated and…

A petition seeking zero tolerance for pesticide residues in baby food was discussed Friday by a committee of the New Zealand parliament, but members of the Primary Production Committee reportedly took no action on it. http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photos-lovely-baby-boy-playing-food-eating-sweet-messy-his-mother-feeding-him-vegetable-mash-image35130423The Safe Food Campaign (SFC), which is sponsoring the petition, noted that the European Commission has mandated no detectable pesticide…

Beech-Nut Nutrition of Amsterdam, NY, is recalling approximately 1,920 pounds of baby food products that may be contaminated with small pieces of glass, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Tuesday. The baby food product was produced on Dec. 12, 2014. The following product is subject to recall:

  • 4-oz. glass

According to a recent analysis of a government study, New Zealand baby food contained nearly 800 times more pesticides than baby food in Europe. The analysis results and the perceived risks to New Zealand babies were presented Thursday to the parliament in Wellington by Dr. Meriel Watts of the Pesticide Action Network Aotearoa and Alison…