Schumer calls for federal probe of contaminated baby food

NEW YORK — 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.

You may also like these

Australia awards UK's BAE $26 billion navy...

Jun 29, 2018

The Australian government says British defense company BAE Systems has won the contract to build...

Australia bans Huawei from 5G network over...

Aug 23, 2018

Chinese-owned telecommunications giant Huawei has been blocked from rolling out Australia's 5G...

Australian PM rules out minor party deal to...

Mar 28, 2019

Australia's prime minister has ruled out any vote-sharing deal with an influential minor party in a...

Australian election May 18 to be fought on...

Apr 11, 2019

Australia's prime minister calls a May 18 election that will be fought on issues including climate...

New Zealand leader says US lacks interest in...

Jul 19, 2019

New Zealand's prime minister says the United States is losing interest in the Asia-Pacific, as...

Search
Financial Markets

About Us

Established in 2015, The Upstocker provides insights on financial reports, commentary, and investment data to traders so that you can make better investment decisions.

Contact us: sales[at]theupstocker.com

Subscribe Now!