Group Files USDA Complaint Over Baby Formula

Law360 (April 15, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A farm policy research group has filed a legal complaint with the U.S. Department of Agriculture alleging that toxic solvents are being used in the production of organic baby formula and have been linked to serious side effects.

The Cornucopia Institute said in its complaint, filed Monday, that it is concerned over what it said are "possible violations" of National Organic Program regulatory standards.

Specifically, the Wisconsin-based nonprofit said that baby formula and other food manufacturers are using hexane-extracted omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids (DHA and ARA) derived from algae and soil fungus.

Algal- and fungal-based DHA and ARA have been...

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