Consumer exposure to inorganic arsenic in food raises health concerns such as skin cancer, according to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

In a risk assessment, EFSA considered the increase in skin cancers associated with inorganic arsenic exposure as the most relevant harmful effect. Experts concluded that ensuring protection against skin

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The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has warned about the illegal sale online of rice-based infant and follow-on formula.

Such formulas are not permitted to be sold in Europe, as they do not meet nutritional requirements for infants. They may be allowed if classed as foods for special medical
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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

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. 

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Having documenting that many rice cereals for infants and toddles have significant levels of inorganic arsenic — which can cause neurologic and developmental problems — the government is proposing a maximum allowable limit for the substance. baby-boy-eating The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s new draft guidance on inorganic arsenic levels pertains
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