(WAND) – Levels of arsenic, lead, and other toxic metals that can harm brain development were found in many popular baby foods, including organic brands. That is according to a congressional investigation.
A U.S. House Subcommittee said in a report released Thursday it requested internal data from seven companies, including Walmart, in 2019 after a nonprofit called Healthy Babies Bright Futures published results of testing it did on baby foods.
Four of the companies, Beech-Nut, Gerber, Earth’s Best Organics maker Hain Celestial and Happy Family Organics maker Nurture Inc., shared documents. The subcommittee said Walmart, Sprout Foods and Campbell Soup
A Congressional Investigation Concluded That At Least 4 Leading Baby Food Brands Sold Products With High Levels Of Toxins
A congressional investigation has concluded that a number of leading baby food manufacturers knowingly produced food with high levels of toxic heavy metals. Four companies responded to the congressional subcommittee’s request to provide internal documentation about their ingredients and testing policies.
The four companies that provided documents include Nurture, Beech-Nut, Hain, and Gerber>>>P. According to official files, the subcommittee believes that the brands that refused to provide information may be trying to cover up for the levels of toxins present in their products.
This particular investigation found that many baby foods were tainted with high levels of arsenic, lead,