Consumer alert-Mercury present in high fructose corn syrup!

High levels of mercury found present in popular grocery store foods.

San Francisco, CA (–A recent study published in Environmental Health revealed detectable levels of mercury found in high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and foods containing as one of the first two ingredients. A former scientist for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Renee DuFault, previously complained to the FDA regulators regarding the presence of mercury in 9 out of 20 samples of HFCS tested. The federal agency charged with protecting the food and drugs Americans consume has reportedly not responded to the dangerous mercury levels found in high fructose corn syrup.

The Institute of Agriculture and Trade Policy, a nonprofit organization, bought 55 different grocery store foods where HFCS was the second ingredient. The researchers discovered about one-third of the long list of grocery food tested had mercury levels above the detection limit. Among the positive foods tested, Quaker Oatmeal to Go and Jack Daniel’s Barbecue Sauce by Heinz had levels of mercury over 300 ppt. Other foods tested were chocolate syrup, soda, jams, and yogurt.

The source of the mercury remains a mystery to researchers and industry experts. With Americans consuming more than 50 grams of high fructose corn syrup a day it is important they are aware of the presence of mercury. Mercury is a heavy metal and is a potent brain toxin. Mercury poisoing has become a hot topic with American seafood consumers in the past few years. For unborn fetuses and children whose brains are developing no level of mercury exposure is safe. Mercury has been found to impair learning and reduce the IQ of neonates, babies and children. news source for San Francisco product liability attorneys

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