Schumer Calls For Federal Probe Of Contaminated Baby Food


Monday, October 21st 2019, 1:15 pm

By: News 9


The Senate’s top Democrat is calling on the Food and Drug Administration to examine a report that found dozens of baby food products contaminated with lead and other metals.

Sen. Chuck Schumer says Sunday the FDA must take more action to regulate the baby food industry. A study by Healthy Babies Bright Futures found the presence of heavy metals in 95% of the 168 baby foods that were tested.

The study found 95% of the food tested contained lead, arsenic, mercury or cadmium. It found one in four baby foods that were tested contained all four metals.

The New York senator says consumers “rightfully expect those foods to be undeniably safe, appropriately regulated and nutritiously sustaining.”

He says federal regulators should examine the study and release a public statement of their findings.

 

","published":"2019-10-21T18:15:37.000Z","updated":"2019-10-21T18:11:55.000Z","summary":"The Senate’s top Democrat is calling on the Food and Drug Administration to examine a report that found dozens of baby food products contaminated with lead and other metals. Sen. Chuck Schumer says Sunday the FDA must take more action to regulate th","affiliate":{"_id":"5cc353fe1c9d440000d3b70f","callSign":"kwtv","origin":"https://www.news9.com"},"contentClass":"news","createdAt":"2020-01-31T18:15:51.590Z","updatedAt":"2022-03-30T20:16:24.437Z","__v":2,"show":true,"link":"/story/5e346ed7527dcf49dad6e414/schumer-calls-for-federal-probe-of-contaminated-baby-food","hasSchedule":false,"id":"5e346ed7527dcf49dad6e414"};
logo

Get The Daily Update!

Be among the first to get breaking news, weather, and general news updates from News 9 delivered right to your inbox!

More Like This

October 21st, 2019

July 20th, 2022

August 31st, 2021

August 13th, 2021

Top Headlines

September 29th, 2022

September 29th, 2022

September 29th, 2022

September 29th, 2022