ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Wegmans Food Markets here notified its shoppers that it would stop selling reusable shopping bags found to have elevated levels of lead. Wegman’s posted the notice on its website after a consumer advocacy group, Empire State Consumer Project, had the bags tested for toxicity.
Two bags, green pea and 2009 holiday, sold by Wegmans were found to contain lead at 799 parts per million, according to a report by Bloomberg News. New York State law limits lead to as high as 100 ...
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