About Sarah L. Brew

Sarah L. Brew leads Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP’s nationally ranked food litigation and regulatory practice. Ms. Brew represents food producers, distributors, retailers and restaurants in complex litigation, including foodborne illness outbreaks, consumer fraud class actions, and commercial disputes arising from food recalls. View her 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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