Wednesday, October 13, 2021 (Health Day News) – Maple Leaf Island Corporation announced on Friday that it has recalled three batches of Parent’s Choice rice baby cereals due to increased arsenic content in its products.

The test results of a sample of three batches of samples sold only at Wal-Mart were higher than the guideline standard for natural inorganic arsenic. Company Announcement The Maple Leaf Island recall announced on the US Food and Drug Administration website. Heavy metals are related to impaired development of children.

“Research shows that reducing exposure to toxic elements is important to minimize the potential long-term effects on infants and children’s brain development,” recalls said. “The FDA has recognized that such trace elements are widely present in the environment, including water, soil and food.”

8 ounces. The recalled batches were sold after April 5, 2021 and include:

  • Batch 21083, UPC code #00681131082907, the best use date is June 24, 2022.
  • Batch 21084, UPC code #00681131082907, the best use date is June 25, 2022.
  • Batch 21242, UPC code #00681131082907, the best use date is November 30, 2022.

The company stated in its statement announcing the recall that the best product to be used by date and product number is located in the lower left corner of the back of the Parent’s Choice Rice Baby Cereal package.

Maple Island stated that it has not reported illnesses related to the recalled products.

Customers who bought the recalled baby cereals The company said it should be thrown away or returned to Wal-Mart for a full refund.

Consumers can call Maple Island at 1-800-369-1022 between 8 am and 4 pm Central Time Monday to Friday.

Last year, the FDA set guidelines for naturally occurring inorganic arsenic, and in April announced plans to introduce restrictions on arsenic, lead, and mercury. baby food, CBS News Report.

About four months ago, Beech-Nut Nutrition recalled some baby After the sample showed that the arsenic content exceeded the standard, the rice cereal was sold nationwide.CBS News Said. The baby food manufacturer said at the time that it would stop selling the product due to concerns that it would not be able to comply with federal restrictions on arsenic content.

More information

Consumer Reports has more on Heavy metals in baby food.

Source: Maple Island Inc., press release, October 8, 2021; CBS News


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