FDA Announces Plan To Reduce Toxic Elements In Children’s Foods

By Kelly Lienhard / April 12, 2021 at 4:03 PM
FDA on Thursday (April 8) announced a three-phase action plan to reduce exposure to toxic elements in foods that are commonly eaten by babies and young children. As part of the plan, dubbed Closer to Zero, the agency immediately wants to begin setting limits on the levels of toxic elements, including lead, arsenic and cadmium, in foods consumed by babies and young children. The agency has already begun taking action in the space, sending two guidances -- one draft and...

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