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Editor’s note: Following is a letter sent by Consumer Reports and a coalition of concerned entities (see list below) regarding the leadership at the Food and Drug Administration in reference to the recent Reagan-Udall Foundation report on the agency.

Dr. Robert Califf Commissioner
Food and Drug Administration 10903 New

Continue Reading Consumer groups call on FDA Commissioner to restore teeth to agency’s leadership

Consumer groups continue to call for faster and more efficient work from FDA on a variety of topics including heavy metals in baby food and the recent outbreak of cronobacter from infant formula.

The advocacy groups include Consumer Reports, STOP Foodborne illness, the Environmental Working Group, and Healthy Babies Bright

Continue Reading Public action groups call for separate food arm at FDA to streamline food safety

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

A coalition of companies and others formed last January announced Thursday it was taking on “the challenge of reducing heavy metals in young children’s food.

With the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)  and Food and Drug Administration (FDA)  as “technical advisors to the effort,” The Baby Food Council, organized in
Continue Reading Coalition called “The Baby Food Council” says it will take on heavy metals