Limiting Metals in Baby Food - FDA's Action Plan and New Methodology


Reports showing high levels of heavy metals, including lead, arsenic, cadmium, and mercury, in baby foods have raised concerns on the quality and safety of these foodstuffs. In order to reduce exposure, a component of the FDA’s Closer to Zero initiative focuses on best practices to reduce detection limits, such that low parts per billion (ppb) to parts per trillion (ppt) concentrations of toxic elements can be accurately quantified.

Watch this webinar for an update on the status of this plan as well as the use of inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) for the accurate, low-level detection of elements that can elicit a toxic response in children.