Sen. Chuck Schumer wants immediate action from the FDA to address toxic metals in baby food. He is also demanding the agency tell the public what it’s going to do about the food safety problem.
Schumer’s call for action from the Food and Drug Administration follows the release of a research report that found 95 percent of samples of baby and toddler foods were contaminated with at least one toxic heavy metal. One-fourth of samples contained all four metals researchers checked for. Those were arsenic, lead, cadmium, and mercury.
The Democratic senator from New York is demanding new federal action to force the baby food industry to address heavy metals in their products.