House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Ranking Member Frank Pallone Jr. (D-NJ), Subcommittee on Health Chair Brett Guthrie (R-KY) and Ranking Member Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA), and Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chair Morgan Griffith (R-VA) and Ranking Member Kathy Castor (D-FL) wrote to

Continue Reading Publisher’s Platform: Representatives demand FDA action on lead-tainted cinnamon applesauce

Usually, an elected official charges before the evidence is in, and the bureaucrat provides an open-ended background about the food safety problem.

But with the lead poisoning of applesauce pouches sold for children, those roles seem to have switched. Jim Jones, FDA’s new Deputy Commissioner for Human Foods, has raised

Continue Reading FDA’s human food chief does not think spiked lead in applesauce was an accident

The FDA is advising parents and caregivers not to buy or feed WanaBana apple cinnamon fruit puree pouches to children because the product may contain elevated levels of lead. 

Parents and caregivers of toddlers and young children who may have consumed WanaBana apple cinnamon fruit puree pouches should contact their

Continue Reading Excessive levels of lead in baby food found to have impacted at least 4 children

The Food and Drug Administration is continuing its use of import alerts to enforce U.S. food safety regulations for food from foreign countries. The agency updates and modifies the alerts as needed.

Recent modifications to FDA’s import alerts, as posted by the agency, are listed below. 

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Continue Reading FDA increases import action on certain foods because of lead, pesticides, undeclared colors

For Paula Gordon the question of why she has a garden smack dab in the middle of town, the answer is easy.

“I like growing things,” she says, as she stands in her front yard surrounded by all manner of plants, including vegetables, herbs, berries, and flowers. 

But she’s quick

Continue Reading Timely tips for urban gardeners concerned about lead safety

BrandStorm Inc. is recalling certain Natierra Organic Freeze-Dried Blueberry pouches because of the presence or potential presence of lead above the FDA’s recommended limits.

The concern was identified during testing. An investigation was conducted by the packing site. The original heavy metal reports received for the crop year showed no

Continue Reading Blueberries recalled nationwide over high levels of lead