FDA Proposes Measures to Limit Lead Exposure in Baby Food
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday recommended specific levels of lead that are considered safe in different types of food intended for babies and young children in an effort to mitigate any potential risks to children under two.
The draft guidance sets out “action levels” for the relevant industry, which the FDA said would result in “significant reductions in exposures to lead from food while ensuring availability of nutritious foods.”
FDA Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf estimated that the limitations proposed for the products covered in the draft guidance could result in as much as a 24–27 percent reduction in exposure to lead from these food products….
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