FDA to hold a webinar on the draft guidance for the industry on action levels for lead in food intended for babies and young children

INDIANA – Join the FDA for a webinar on Thursday, March 2, 2023, at 1:00 pm (ET) to discuss the recent draft guidance on lead action levels for foods intended for children less than two years of age.

The draft guidance, titled “Action Levels for Lead in Food Intended for Babies and Young Children: Draft Guidance for Industry,” issued in January informs the industry of the proposed action levels for lead in a wide range of commercial foods targeted to this population. These draft action levels support the agency’s broader effort to reduce exposure to arsenic, lead, cadmium, and mercury from foods, and advance our goals in the Closer to Zero action plan.

During the webinar the FDA will provide an overview of the draft guidance and answer stakeholder questions.

Featured speakers include Dr. Susan Mayne, Director of the Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), Dr. Conrad Choiniere, Director of the Office of Analytics and Outreach, CFSAN, and Dr. Paul South, Director of the Division of Plant Products and Beverages, Office of Food Safety, CFSAN. 

To register for the webinar and to submit a question or brief comment related to this draft guidance in advance, please visit the registration page. Questions or comments must be submitted by Thursday, February 9, 2023.

The webinar will be recorded and posted to the FDA website.