EDF Assertion from Tom Neltner, Chemical substances Coverage Director
March 25, 2021
Sam Lovell, (202) 572-3544
“Lowering heavy metallic ranges in child meals is essential to defending youngsters’s mind improvement from the dangerous influence of those contaminants of their eating regimen. The invoice that might be launched by Representatives Krishnamoorthi and Cárdenas and Senators Klobuchar and Duckworth is an essential step on this effort – offering a framework to considerably drive down ranges of lead, cadmium, arsenic, and mercury in child meals.
“Amongst different provisions, the Child Meals Security Act would amend the Meals Security Modernization Act to require meals producers to develop and implement preventive controls to scale back heavy metals in child meals. This successfully treats heavy metals in the identical method as pathogens – an apt comparability as the one ‘secure’ degree of both in meals is zero.
“We applaud Reps. Krishnamoorthi and Cárdenas and Sens. Klobuchar and Duckworth for introducing this invoice and for his or her management on this subject. Whereas the Meals and Drug Administration just lately introduced new steps to scale back heavy metals in meals, the company fell quick. Households want the FDA to be held accountable and to make our meals provide safer – particularly for the youngest amongst us.”
Tom Neltner, EDF Chemical substances Coverage Director
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