Baby Cereal Sold Only at Walmart Recalled For Too Much Arsenic
It contains 'above guidance' levels of inorganic arsenic
Certain Parent's Choice Rice Baby Cereal sold only at Walmart is being recalled after random tests found "above guidance" levels of naturally occurring inorganic arsenic, a toxin connected to impaired cognitive development for those exposed in early childhood.
The product was distributed nationally through Walmart's stores and online, with the retailer pulling the recalled cereal from store shelves, according to a notice posted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
"Research has shown reducing exposure to toxic elements is important to minimizing any potential long-term effects on the developing brains of infants and children," the recall stated. "FDA has recognized that trace elements such as these are widely present in the environment, including water, soil and food."
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