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Heavy Metals

Understanding Heavy Metals - BabyMatters

Heavy metals like arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury are present in soil, water, and air, absorbed by crops and animals, and can impact early development. Homemade and store-bought baby foods have similar heavy metal levels. To reduce exposure, wash, peel, and cook foods wisely, ensure clean water, prioritize iron and zinc-rich foods,…

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Gerber's Commitment to Quality

We know that heavy metals have been a big topic of conversation and concern for parents and caregivers, baby food makers and regulators in recent years. We want parents and caregivers to understand our process and standards, because we know how important safety is for little ones. For more than 90 years, baby food has been our only…

Heavy Metals Quality & Safety

Rice Intake Among Infants 6-11.9 months

The FDA Closer to Zero Action Plan aims to reduce toxic element exposure in foods for infants and young children, with a focus on inorganic arsenic in rice. The study found that older infants consume rice from a variety of foods, and to minimize inorganic arsenic exposure infants should be offered foods made from a variety of grains.

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