FDA Releases Draft Guidance On Lead Levels In Baby Food

FDA Releases Draft Guidance On Lead Levels In Baby Food


The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released draft guidelines on Tuesday regarding levels of lead in certain baby and children’s food products.

The guidance is for foods that are meant for infants and young kids under the age of two and that are processed, like those that are kept in certain types of packaging, the agency noted.

The action levels from the FDA include 10 parts per billion for specific produce, like vegetables and fruits, as well as mixes, meats that are one ingredient, custards or puddings, and yogurts. For root vegetables that are one ingredient, the levels are 20 parts per billion, and dry cereals’ levels are also 20 parts per billion.

“For more than 30 years, the FDA has been working to reduce exposure to lead,

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