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FDA Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf urges Congress to mandate lead testing in food products imported to the U.S. to prevent health hazards like the lead-contaminated cinnamon applesauce incident.

The FDA Commissioner, Dr. Robert Califf, called on Congress for legislation requiring mandatory lead testing in imported food products, highlighting the recent health issue caused by lead-contaminated cinnamon applesauce pouches that sickened hundreds of children. The request follows an investigation revealing high lead levels in certain food products and aims to strengthen consumer safety measures.