Democratic AGs Continue Urging FDA to Issue Guidance on Toxic Metals in Baby Food

  • A group of 20 Democratic AGs wrote a comment letter to the FDA urging it to act on prior AG petitions asking the FDA to issue strong, specific guidance to the baby food industry on testing for lead and other toxic elements.
  • In the letter, the AGs request that the FDA take official notice of the facts presented in multiple prior FDA publications regarding the need for such testing and also highlight their concerns about recent childhood lead poisonings associated with high levels of lead in certain products which have since been recalled.
  • We have previously covered Democratic AGs’ prior petition for the FDA to issue guidance and a previous comment letter on the FDA Draft Guidance for Industry on Action Levels for Lead in Food Intended for Babies and Young Children.