By David Shepardson and Susan Heavey
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. congressional investigators observed “dangerous concentrations of harmful large metals” in sure child meals that could trigger neurological injury, a Residence Oversight subcommittee mentioned in a report produced on Thursday in contacting for new benchmarks and screening needs.
The panel examined products made by Nurture Inc, Hain Celestial Group Inc, Beech-Nut Nourishment and Gerber, a device of Nestle, it mentioned, including that it was “greatly concerned” that Walmart Inc, Campbell Soup Co and Sprout Organic Foods refused to cooperate with the investigation. The U.S. child food stuff market place was truly worth an believed $8 billion in 2020, in accordance to Euromonitor.
The report mentioned inner firm benchmarks “permit dangerously substantial concentrations of harmful large metals, and files uncovered that the producers have normally marketed meals that exceeded these concentrations.”
The report urged U.S. regulators to established utmost concentrations of harmful