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Unleaded Juice: FDA’s challenge of continuous improvement and compliance assurance

Source: EDF (October 2, 2022)

A core tenet of FDA’s Closer to Zero program is the “Cycle of Continuous Improvement” represented by the image below on the program’s webpage. The four-stage, outer ring represents FDA’s process for revising its action levels for food contaminants. The inner, grey ring describes the agency’s on-going monitoring, research, and compliance program.

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American Foods That Are Banned Abroad (And How They Can Impact Your Health)

Source: Eat This, Not That! (August 21, 2022)

What if someone told you the plate of food you just devoured was filled with the same chemicals used to make yoga mats, preservatives found in wax food packaging, and a major component of rat poisoning? Yeah, not too appetizing. Unfortunately for those living in the United States, that’s the reality of what just went into your stomach.

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New report shows toxic heavy metals are lurking in food. Here’s what companies can do about it.

Source: EDF (August 16, 2022)

Last week, Healthy Babies Bright Futures (HBBF) released a report investigating heavy metals levels in rice, cereals, juices, and other common foods. It found no evidence that homemade baby food has lower heavy metal levels than store-bought brands. In fact, heavy metal levels varied widely by food type, not by how it was made. And, nearly all food samples we tested contained detectable amounts of toxic heavy metals: 94% of store-bought baby food and 94% of homemade purees and family brand foods.

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