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…

A New York import-export company is recalling an undisclosed volume of ground cumin because it was found to be contaminated with lead.

Sol Andino Import & Export of Jackson Heights, NY, distributed the ground cumin to retail stores in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, according to the recall notice.

Consumers can identify the…

UCM547268Aroma Imports Inc. of Dearborn Heights, MI, is recalling 450 g and 4.5 kg packages of Nabelsi brand Thyme because the products have the potential to contain excessive levels of lead.  The recall was initiated after it was discovered that product contained high levels of lead (422 PPM) based on sampling by U.S. Food and…

Thousands of insulated water bottles designed for children and sold by L.L. Bean are under recall for lead content because the Chinese manufacturer used the wrong kind of solder material. Insulated water bottles designed for children are being recalled because of lead contamination. The four above patterns and one below are all included in the recall. Insulated water bottles designed for children are being recalled because of lead contamination. The four above patterns and one below are…

faucet-running1The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services today issued its bi-weekly summary report on lead testing in Flint. Preliminary data indicate that 43 of 2,182 adults and children tested had elevated blood lead levels since Oct. 1. “In partnership with the Genesee County Health Department, we are working to engage and provide resources to…

Tests performed on Nestlé brand Maggi noodles in India have reportedly shown them to contain “unsafe and hazardous” amounts of lead, leading to a nationwide ban last week. Over the weekend, a Mumbai court rejected Nestle’s appeal for a stay of the ban. http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photo-paharganj-main-bazaar-tourist-attraction-center-new-delhi-india-image30159820Nestlé is now recalling the noodles from shops while maintaining that its…

(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

H.J. Heinz Co. of Pittsburgh, PA, has recalled nearly 1,500 boxes of Heinz AD Calcium Hi-Protein Cereal in China after it was found to contain excessive levels of lead. The lead was found in 400-gram boxes (about 14 oz.) of the baby cereal during a regulatory inspection in Zhejiang province in Eastern China, according to…