FDA Closer to Zero: Reducing Childhood Exposure to Contaminants from Foods

The FDA aims to minimize dietary exposure to contaminants while ensuring access to nutritious foods, particularly for vulnerable infants and young children. The Closer to Zero initiative builds on previous progress in reducing environmental contaminants in food. The FDA’s efforts include research and analysis, regulation, and consultation. The FDA recognizes the complexity of reducing contaminants without compromising nutritional benefits. The agency is committed to a science-based, transparent process, actively engaging stakeholders, and publicly sharing data.