Duckworth Joins Klobuchar, Krishnamoorthi and Cárdenas for Bicameral Introduction of Baby Food Safety Legislation
[WASHINGTON, D.C.] — U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), along with Congressmen Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL-08) and Tony Cárdenas (D-CA-29), today introduced the Baby Food Safety Act of 2021, a bicameral bill to dramatically reduce toxic heavy metals in baby food, educate parents about the risks and invest in cutting edge farming technology to reduce any economic barriers to making baby food safe for consumption.
“Parents deserve to have peace of mind that the baby and toddler food they purchase is safe and nutritious,” said Duckworth. “Reports that many types of commonly sold baby and toddler food products may contain levels of harmful metals that pose potential risk to babies, such as arsenic and lead, are deeply troubling. That’s one of the reasons why I’m proud to help introduce legislation today to address this issue, and I look forward to working with my colleagues and the FDA on making sure what we feed our children will help them grow up safe and healthy.”
“For too long, industry has been allowed to self-regulate baby food safety, and the results have been appalling and extremely harmful to our kids,” said Krishnamoorthi. “We will not stand for that any longer. The Baby Food Safety Act will protect our little ones by setting strict limits on toxic heavy metals in baby foods.”
The Baby Food Safety Act of 2021 was introduced in the Senate today and will be introduced in the House on Friday.
Bill text can be found here.
One-pager text can be found here.
Section-by-section text can be found here.
Endorsements for the bill can be found here.
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