It’s surprising that there are no standards for baby food. You would think that the FDA Food Division would care enough to get involved, but not. It’s up to the manufacturer to do the right thing. Rice cereal could, might, and has had traces of high levels of arsenic in it. Congress should hold all agencies accountable, but not so much. FDA seems to always fall through the cracks so it’s up to parents to be picky. Does the set maximum levels of toxic heavy metals permitted in baby foods? No, they don’t.
It makes you wonder if you’re in the baby food business, you would test products. HBBF tests found six times more arsenic in infant rice cereal than in other types of infant cereal. Rice readily absorbs arsenic from the environment, about 10 times more of it than other grains. Arsenic causes cancer and permanently reduces children’s learning ability. What is the world coming to in the near future regarding baby foods, formulas, baby powder, and our foods as adults? If you have the answer, let us know.