Minami Tamaki LLP is investigating Emeryville, California-based Plum Organics after a congressional subcommittee report released on February 4, 2021, found dangerously high levels of toxic heavy metals, including inorganic arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury, in baby food products from Plum Organics and other companies.
The products identified in the report include rice puffs, purees, snack bars, and other foods for babies and toddlers. The Plum Organics products named in the report include Mighty Morning Bars and Little Teethers. Minami Tamaki is also investigating claims that the Bay Area-based company’s other products, including its Super Puffs, pouches, Mighty 4 Blends, Mighty Snack Bars and Teensy Snacks, also contain dangerously high levels of toxic heavy metals.
Numerous studies have found that toxic heavy metals endanger neurological development and long-term brain function. Babies and young children are at the greatest risk of harm from toxic heavy metal exposure. The report stated that exposure to heavy metals can lead to brain damage in babies and young children, which can result in reduced intelligence or disruption in behavior. The report went on to note that the Food and Drug Administration has declared that inorganic arsenic, lead, cadmium, and mercury can “lead to illness, impairment, and in high doses, death.”
The report revealed high levels of toxic heavy metals in baby food sold by other companies, such as Gerber, Hain Celestial, Beech-Nut, and Nurture. While these companies complied with the congressional request for information regarding their products, other companies (including Plum Organics) refused to cooperate with the subcommittee’s request.
If you have purchased Plum Organics products and wish to receive more information about our investigation, you may contact Minami Tamaki Consumer and Employee Rights Group (CERG) members Sean Tamura-Sato, Lisa Mak, and Claire Choo online or call us at 415-788-9000.
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