Baby Cereal Sold at Walmart Recalled for Arsenic Levels

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 13, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Maple Island Inc. introduced Friday that it has recalled three plenty of Parent’s Choice Rice Baby Cereal due to elevated ranges of arsenic within the merchandise.

A pattern from the three heaps, which have been offered solely at Walmart, examined above the steering for naturally occurring inorganic arsenic, in line with a company announcement on the recall from Maple Island that was posted on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration web site. The heavy metallic has been tied to impaired growth in youngsters.

“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 acknowledged. “FDA has recognized that trace elements such as these are widely present in the environment, including water, soil and food.”

The 8 oz. heaps being recalled have been offered after April 5, 2021, and embrace:

  • Lot 21083 with UPC Code #00681131082907 with a greatest if utilized by date of JUN 24 2022.
  • Lot 21084 with UPC Code #00681131082907 with a greatest if utilized by date of JUN 25 2022.
  • Lot 21242 with UPC Code #00681131082907 with a greatest if utilized by date of NOV 30 2022.

The greatest if utilized by date and product numbers are on the underside left nook on the again of the Parent’s Choice Rice Baby Cereal packaging, the corporate stated in an announcement asserting the recall.

No diseases associated to the recalled merchandise have been reported, in line with Maple Island.

Customers who purchased the recalled child cereal ought to throw it out or return it to Walmart for a full refund, the corporate stated.

Consumers can name Maple Island Monday by Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Central time, at 1-800-369-1022.

Last yr, the FDA set a steering degree for naturally occurring inorganic arsenic, and in April introduced plans to suggest limits on arsenic, lead and mercury in child meals, CBS News reported.

About 4 months in the past, Beech-Nut Nutrition recalled some toddler rice cereal offered nationwide after samples confirmed extreme ranges of arsenic,CBS News stated. The baby-food maker stated on the time that it might cease promoting the product over worries it might probably’t adjust to federal limits on ranges of arsenic.

More info

Consumer Reports has extra on heavy metals in baby food.

SOURCES: Maple Island Inc., information launch, Oct. 8, 2021; CBS News

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