Did Toxic Baby Food Cause Your Child’s Autism or Asperger's Syndrome?

Did Toxic Baby Food Cause Your Child’s Autism or Asperger's Syndrome?

At least three class action lawsuits and mass tort litigation is being filed against seven baby food manufacturers who marketed baby food containing high levels of lead, arsenic, mercury, and cadmium. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) fear that ingestion of the heavy metals had an adverse effect on toddlers' brains and intellectual development. A mass tort is a wrong against large classes of victims who file multiple individual defective product lawsuits.

The United States House of Representatives

An oversight and reform committee of the United States House of Representatives requested proprietary documents and quality control test results from batches of baby food manufactured by the seven largest baby food manufacturers in the United States. Nurture, Beech-Nut, Hain, and Gerber complied with the congressional subcommittee’s request to produce documents. Walmart, Campbell, and Sprout Organic Foods refused to comply leaving the subcommittee worried that Walmart, Campbell, and Sprout Organic baby foods contain even higher levels of heavy metals.

Manufacturers' Knew or Should Have Known

Each lawsuit asserts that the defendants knew that the levels of toxic metals in their products were significantly higher than safe levels of the contaminants. All seven manufacturers did not warn parents that their products may not be safe for human consumption. Beech-nutt, Gerber, Nurture, and Hain reaped huge profits while misleading and deceiving their customers. Class action law suits state that parents did not willfully purchase defective products, and they would've purchased other brands if they believed they were better for their children.

Partial Lists of Defective Baby Food Products

Grasping for causes of the mysterious increase in autism cases in the United States caused scientists to remove mercury from vaccines. High arsenic additives gave Beech-Nut's baby food its "crumb softness," 913.4 parts per billion. Gerber's baby food contained rice flour with a concentration of arsenic, 90 parts per billion. The list of defective baby food includes:

  • Beech-nut organics and naturals: Rice cereal, Prunes, Pear, kale, and cucumber, Apple, raspberries, and avocado, Apple, kiwi, and spinach, Bananas, cinnamon and granola, Pears, Sweet potatoes, Sweet Carrots, Just Carrots, Sweet peas, Butternut squash, Pumpkin, Apples, Beets, pear, and pomegranate, Sweet corn and green beans, Green beans, Apple and blackberries, Pineapple, pear, and avocado, Mango, and Spinach, zucchini, and peas.

  • Gerber Toddler: Mashed Potatoes and Gravy with Roasted Chicken, Chicken and Carrot Ravioli, Spaghetti Rings in Meat Sauce, Spiral Pasta in Turkey Meat Sauce, Turkey Rice Dinner, Vegetable Beef Dinner, and Apple Chicken Dinner

  • Plum organic baby food: Just Sweet Potato, Just Peaches, Just Prunes, Apple and Carrot, Pumpkin, Banana, and Papaya, Apple, Raisin, and Quinoa, Multigrain Teething Wafers-Banana Pumpkin, and Mighty Morning Bars-Blueberry Lemon

Toddlers Exposured to Arsenic

Arsenic is extremely dangerous according to the Department of Health and Human Services Toxic Substances Registry. Arsenic causes “respiratory, gastrointestinal, hematological, hepatic, renal, neurological and immunological defects. Arsenic damages children's central nervous system and cognitive development.

Class Action Lawsuit Against Plum Filed in California

In the Oakland U.S. District Court of California, Plum baby food manufacturer is being sued for negligence, recklessness, and intentionally marketing toxic baby food in the United States. Plaintiffs expect compensation for their losses and punitive damages for Plum's continued marketing, advertising, and selling their toxic products.

Class Action Lawsuit Against Gerber Filed in New Jersey

In the U.S. District Court of New Jersey, a class action lawsuit against Gerber, the most trusted name in baby food, seeks compensation in excess of $5,000,000 for consumer fraud, legal fees, and court costs. Gerber sells 190 products in 80 countries worldwide in 16 different languages.

Class Action Lawsuit Against Beech-nut Filed in New York

In the U.S. Northern District Court of New York, a class action lawsuit filed against Beech-nut for negligence, recklessness, and intentional misrepresentation of its products as 100% natural seeks compensation in excess of $5,000,000. Beech-nut's real food for babies actually contains lead, cadmium, and arsenic. Beech-nut's baby food is hardly free from artificial preservatives, colors, and flavors as advertised.

Class action and mass tort litigation against Gerber, Beech-nut, and Plum represent small groups of plaintiffs. The true scope and depth of the effects of baby food's heavy-metal toxicity is not yet known. The New York State's Attorney urges the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to establish measurable objectives for the removal of heavy metals from baby foods.

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