About Joelle Groshek

Joelle Groshek is an associate in Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP’s food litigation and regulatory team and is a member of the firm’s consumer products & retail and food & agribusiness groups. She represents food manufacturers, distributors, and retailers in litigation arising from recalls and foodborne illness outbreaks and supply-chain disputes. View Joelle's full bio on the Faegre Drinker website.

FDA Announces Increased Inspections and Enforcement Actions, Additional Guidance to Reduce Toxic Elements in Food for Babies and Young Children

On March 5, 2021, FDA issued a public statement announcing regulatory actions to reduce toxic elements — with a particular focus on arsenic, lead, cadmium and mercury — in food for babies and young children. FDA cited the risk heavy metals pose to infant and young children’s neurological development. The Agency indicated that it would take the following actions:

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