MEP Vlad Gheorghe demands stricter labeling and authorization for online products! This involves the elimination of unhealthy substances from food. The request was made after the United States Congress issued a report which shows that four leading baby food manufacturers knowingly sold baby food that contained high levels of toxic heavy metals.

”This is not just a problem for United States’ market. A simple search on the Internet shows that anyone can buy online baby food made by some of those companies that are being accused of permitting high levels of toxic heavy metals.

This is crucial for the next generation’s health. We cannot allow products that don’t meet European standards and requirements to be available on the market. Even if it’s just the online market.

If it can be bought, then it has to be safe! This must be the rule. Not only as a MEP, but as a father of 2 children, I find the situation unacceptable”, explained Gheorghe.

MEP Gheorghe spoke about the U.S. report that reveals dangerous levels of arsenic, lead, cadmium and mercury in baby food. All this heavy metals have been linked to cancer and chronic disease.

Furthermore, the high levels of lead and mercury can affect babies brain, while arsenic and cadmium are classified as group 1 carcinogens by the International Agency for Research on Cancer.

MEP Vlad Gheorghe raised the issue during a debate in Special Committee on Beating Cancer, in European Parliament. MEP Gheorghe believes that stricter labelling and authorization must be in place to guarantee that European citizens are aware and also protected from harmful substances in their food products.