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Lawsuits Pour in As Congressional Report Warns on Baby Food Danger

house subcommittee report leads to flood of baby food lawsuitsIn a report released earlier this year, the House subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy concluded that “commercial baby foods contain dangerous levels of arsenic, lead, mercury, and cadmium…[that] pose serious health risks to babies and toddlers.” The subcommittee sought to study the safety of the leading baby food producers in the US and requested samples from Nurture Inc., Beech-Nut Nutrition Company, Hain Celestial ...

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FDA Limits Arsenic In Apple Juice

In welcome news to parents, the Food and Drug Administration has decided to set a new limit to the level of arsenic allowed in apple juice.

The FDA is setting in place a strict standard on how much arsenic is acceptable in apple juice, limiting the amount to the same level currently permitted in drinking water. According to an article in the Los Angeles Times, this change comes after a Consumer Reports analysis on levels of the potentially poisonous metal ...

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