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Baby's First Food Has Taken a Dramatic Turn

Taste writer Cathy Erway looks at the industry's response to a nation of avocado eaters

(Newser) - While the common recommendation from pediatricians not long ago was to spoon-feed weaning babies infant cereal, the mindset has shifted in many circles, compounded by concerns about contaminants in baby foods . So when Taste writer Cathy Erway introduced her baby to solid food, that solid food was avocado. Soft, subtle,...

Nestle Allegedly Pumps Sugar Into Baby Products in Poor Nations

The food giant is being accused of a 'harmful double standard' that could lead to obesity

(Newser) - The Nestle brand may be associated with comfort food and drink, but its infant eats are getting an uncomfortable amount of scrutiny over sugar content. Per a new report from the nonprofit Public Eye and the International Baby Food Action Network, the Swiss food conglomerate adds more sugar to its...

Baby Foods Contain Toxic Heavy Metals: Report

House panel pushes FDA to set standards

(Newser) - A House Oversight Committee report says alarming levels of toxic heavy metals—including arsenic, lead, cadmium, and mercury—have been found in major-label baby food products. The heavy metals can imperil infant neurological development in infants. The subcommittee's chairman expressed frustration with federal regulators, the Washington Post reports. "...

Toxic Metals Found in 95% of Baby Foods
Toxic Metals Found
in 95% of Baby Foods

Toxic Metals Found in 95% of Baby Foods

Contaminants hurt developing brains, researchers warn

(Newser) - Toxic metals now banned in pesticides still linger in our soil and water—and they are present in a frightening proportion of baby foods, according to a new study. Researchers at the Healthy Babies Bright Futures Foundation say arsenic, lead, mercury, or cadmium were found in almost all of the...

Beech-Nut Recalls Nearly a Ton of Baby Food

Glass found in jars of 'sweet potato & chicken'

(Newser) - Beech-Nut is recalling more than 1,900 pounds of baby food because a customer found a piece of glass in a jar, reports ABC News . The company reports one "oral injury," but no details are provided on that by the USDA . The particulars of the recall: It involves...

UK Baby Food Worse Than a Burger
UK Baby Food Worse
Than a Burger

UK Baby Food Worse Than a Burger

Report finds kids' food high in sugar, saturated fat

(Newser) - Some of Britain's most popular baby food is no more healthy than a cheeseburger, the Guardian reports. A survey by Britain's Children’s Food Campaign showed that a common weaning food by Heinz contained more sugar than a chocolate biscuit, and a mini cheese biscuit made by the company had...

Danone Swallows Up Numico
Danone Swallows Up Numico

Danone Swallows Up Numico

Paris-based company spits up $16.8B for big-boy serving of baby food market

(Newser) - French food corp Groupe Danone put in a $16.8B cash offer to buy baby food magnate Royal Numico—at just under $75 a share, a 38% premium over last week's closing price. The acquisition will make Danone an industry leader in the baby food market and should be finalized...

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