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FDA rejects petition from New York AG demanding immediate action levels on heavy metals in baby foods; says proposed methodology is ‘not tethered to’ federal regulations Image credit: GettyImages/Stefan Tomic

FDA and states attorneys general clash over action levels for heavy metals in baby foods

The FDA has acknowledged that people are frustrated it isn’t moving more quickly to set action levels for heavy metals in baby foods, but says proposals from states' attorneys general to expedite the process and immediately set thresholds for heavy metals based on levels achieved by the ‘best performers’ in the category are inconsistent with federal regulations.

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