Lawmakers in Washington to blame the baby food makers who knowingly market toxic products.
According to the chair of the Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy, the study found “alarming amounts of toxic heavy metallics” in baby foods.
According to the investigation, samples from Gerber’s and Beech-Nut’s children’s rice grains contained more inorganic Arsenic than the FDA’s limit (100 parts per billion)”.
According to the committee, its research also revealed that Plum Organics products contained high levels of toxic metals.
The committee also accused Walmart of lowering its arsenic standards and urges the baby food industry to refuse “to test its finished products for heavy Metals.”
Walmart supported its products. According to CBS News, it says they meet ‘FDA requirements’.
Gerber also stood behind its products, telling CBS News that it “follows a consistent and rigorous testing plan, which includes regular testing of finished products”
The committee is now calling on the Food and Drug Administration to quickly publish limits for toxic metals and require companies to test their finished product.
The committee also calls on baby food manufacturers not to make products that contain high levels of toxic heavy metals such as rice.