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…

Finding excessive cadmium in imported cooked snow crab, a preservative not permitted in vinegar, and excessive pesticide residues in three vegetable samples made for a busy Friday at Hong Kong’s Center for Food Safety (CFS).

The unit of Food and Environmental Hygiene Department reported the findings going into the weekend, warning food businesses to stop…

Baby-spinach_406x250The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is warning consumers not to eat a specific lot of organicgirl brand baby spinach after CDPH-conducted tests found unacceptable levels of cadmium. Recent chemical analysis of this specific lot code of baby spinach determined that the product contained 1.90 parts per million of cadmium, which is more than…

(This article by Elizabeth Grossman was first published Feb. 11, 2015, by Civil Eats and is reposted here with permission.)

We’ve begun to expect unusual flavors like chili, salt, and lavender in chocolate. But there might be another surprising addition to your Valentine’s Day sweets: heavy metals. According to the consumer health watchdog As You

Jose Graziano da Silva, director general of the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization, is applauding China’s efforts to improve food safety, but is concerned about human health issues stemming from soil contamination, according to an interview published by Xinhua, official state Chinese media. “We have seen a lot of improvements in China but…

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 …