By: Yang Su-min, Chen Wei-ting, and Chiang Yi-ching
Taipei, Dec. 14 (CNA) Four out of 20 rice-based baby foods that were randomly selected for testing were found to contain higher than permitted levels of cadmium, the Consumers' Foundation said Monday.
The products — 11 rice-based powders and nine rice cakes — were randomly chosen from online retailers and stores in Taipei and New Taipei in July, the foundation's head Terry Huang (黃怡騰) said at a press conference.
Four of the products, a rice-based powder produced by Yifeng Food and rice cakes made by Open Seeds, Want Want and Sanlea, were found to have cadmium levels of 0.05 to 0.3 parts per million (ppm), higher than the permitted level of 0.04 ppm, said Ling Young-chien (凌永健), the foundation's head of product testing.
All four products were labeled as made in Taiwan, he said. [FULL STORY]