It is impossible to eliminate all contaminants from the manufacturing process of artificial baby food and each year hundreds of recalls are issued all over the world. You may want to look into your cupboards, as the latest one was issued nation-wide by Heinz for one if its baby cereals (details below). In the worst cases, errors in the manufacturing process of artificial baby food can result in illness and deaths of infants, as tragically illustrated by the deaths of 13 Chinese infants in 2008. Over 50 000 more became ill as a result of a deficient (and in that case sabotaged) manufacturing processes.
These errors occur inevitably in any industrial process and will never be eliminated. Breastmilk of course is never recalled.
Details of this Canadian recall :
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Heinz Canada have issued a Canada-wide recall of one of the company’s baby cereals. Heinz Mixed Cereal for Babies was found to contain elevated levels of Ochratoxin, a toxin created by fungi which grows on grains. The affected product information is:
Heinz Mixed Cereal, a Baby Cereal, Stage 2, From 6 Months
UPC 0 57000 02516 8
BB/MA 10 DE 26 and
BB/MA 10 DE 29