Supermarket Chain Pulls Reusable Bags Over Lead CBS New York
WCBS880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs reports
The supermarket chain pulled them from ray ban their shelves over concerns of potentially dangerous levels of lead.
Sen. Charles Schumer (D New York) is praising the food industry, saying think the supermarket industry are realizing this is a problem now and tryi ray ban ng to take action themselves. But because so many of these bags are imported, I think the FDA has to step up to the plate.
Shoppers at the King Kullen in Huntington Station are paying ray ban attention.
have ten of them in my trunk, one said.
WCBS880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs asked her if she was using them, to which she said: anymore. the weekend, Schumer sought a federal investigation following a newspaper report of lead content in some reusable grocery bags.
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The Democrat said that many of the reusable grocery bags sold nationwide are manufactured in China. Schumer says he contacting the Food and Drug Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Consumer Product Safety Comm ray ban ission.
There is less concern the lead would easily rub off on food when the bags are new, but there is a concern that as bags wear down, lead could accumulate in landfills, creating a potential environmental hazard.
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