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Source: Ted Lieu Government Website (June 11, 2021)

June 11, 2021 Press Release WASHINGTON  – Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles) and Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-Orange County) led a letter signed by 12 Members of Congress to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) urging the Acting Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration to take action on the presence of phthalates in food and cosmetics. Phthalates are […]

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Beech-Nut to stop selling baby rice cereal after finding high arsenic levels

Source: CNN (June 9, 2021)

By Sandee LaMotte, CNN Updated 12:23 PM ET, Wed June 9, 2021 CNN)Beech-Nut Nutrition voluntarily recalled an infant rice cereal Tuesday because the product exceeds a US Food and Drug Administration limit of 100 parts per billion of arsenic. The company also announced it would no longer sell baby rice cereal. Research has shown that even […]

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Toxic food chemicals highlighted in FDA budget request

Source: EWG (June 1, 2021)

WASHINGTON – The Biden administration’s budget request for the Food and Drug Administration makes toxic chemicals in food a priority. The administration proposed a $49 million increase in the FDA’s budget to address food safety, including additional funds to be used to review the safety of food chemicals and metals in baby foods. “None of […]

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Fast food may come with a side of phthalate chemicals

Source: CBS (April 13, 2016)

BY DENNIS THOMPSON APRIL 13, 2016 / 5:32 PM / HEALTHDAY Eating fast food may expose a person to potentially harmful chemicals known as phthalates, a new study suggests. People who consumed lots of fast food tended to have levels of phthalates in their urine that were 24 percent to 40 percent higher than people who rarely ate take-out […]

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10 ways the incoming FDA Commissioner should protect people from toxic chemicals in food

Source: EDF (April 22, 2021)

Tom Neltner, Chemicals Policy Director at Environmental Defense Fund. The FDA’s critical role in the COVID-19 pandemic has brought intense interest in whom President Biden will nominate to lead the agency as its new commissioner. While COVID-19 is the priority, the FDA obviously has many vital other responsibilities. Though it doesn’t get that much attention, […]

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Parents Erupt Over FDA Failure To Regulate Toxic Metals in Food

Source: Politico (February 28, 2021)

Lead, arsenic and cadmium are commonly found in baby foods, but also in many of the ingredients families use to make their own. When Congress released a report this month finding that popular baby foods contain worrisome levels of toxic heavy metals, the reaction was swift. Scary headlines blared from the New York Times to […]

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Some Baby Food May Contain Toxic Metals, U.S. Reports

Source: The New York Times (February 4, 2021)

Ingredients in many baby foods, including some organic fare, are contaminated with heavy metals like arsenic, lead and cadmium at levels that are far higher than those allowed in products like bottled water, congressional investigators said on Thursday.

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A scientist who worked at a company that’s being sued over dumping ‘forever chemicals’ warns the toxins ‘stay in your blood and don’t leave’

Source: Business Insider (July 28, 2019)

Glenn Evers worked as a chemical engineer for DuPont Industries for 22 years, designing coatings for paper food packaging. While there, he discovered that Zonyl RP — a chemical found in popcorn bags, fast food packaging, and paper plates — was entering people’s food at three times the rate that the company had reported to the US Food and […]

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