Group finds lead in supermarket honey

May 2, 2012 5:53:33 PM PDT
The Center for Environmental Health in Oakland, which has found lead in many toys, now turns its attention to honey.

The group filed suit Wednesday, claiming the store-brand honey at Ralph's and Grocery Outlet contains unsafe levels of lead. The group says it tested one jar of each brand and found lead up to twice the legal limit in California.

Grocery Outlet says it has already removed the honey from store shelves and would not want to sell a product in violation of the law. We have not heard back from Ralph's.

How does lead get in honey? The environmental group says it leaches from metal containers used to store honey.

Too much exposure to lead is linked to cancer and birth defects.