Lead Found in Children's Fruit Juices and Other Products!

Written by Tela Kayne

Seriously?  Lead found in food…for kids?  The lead in toys fiasco that has been going of for the past few years is bad enough, but at least toys are not intended to be consumed.  However, the fact that lead has been recently found by the Environmental Law Foundation (“ELF”) in juices and baby food is outrageous!

On June 9, 2010 the Environmental Law Foundation filed Notices of Violation of California Proposition 65 Toxics Right to Know law, alleging the toxic chemical lead was found in a variety of children’s and baby foods.  The specific food categories included apple juice, grape juice, packaged pears and peaches (includine baby food), and fruit cocktail.

To download a list of affected products, click Kids Products Tested for Lead. I think you’ll be surprised to find that some of the items on the list are organic!

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