In-N-Out Burger Petition - Moms Across America

In-N-Out Burger Petition

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Dear Lynsi Snyder and Board of In-N-Out Burger,

Moms Across America, a nationwide non-profit, initiated an extensive testing program on the top twenty fast food brands in America, including California’s In-N-Out Burger. Forty-two samples of 21 brands were tested for toxic heavy metals.

The results:

  • In-and-Out french fries had the highest level of heavy metals in all of the top twenty plus one fast food brands tested.
  • The heavy metal cadmium, detected in the In-and-Out French fries, was 1,158% higher levels of cadmium than what the EPA allows in drinking water.
  • Cadmium is highly carcinogenic and can cause toxic reactions even at low levels.
  • In-N-Out Burger samples also tested had trace amounts or higher of lead.
  • Even low levels of lead in blood have been shown to negatively affect a child’s intelligence, ability to pay attention, and academic achievement.
  • The scientific consensus is there is no safe level of lead.

Moms Across America requests that In-N-Out Burger take these results very seriously and make immediate changes to its sourcing of ingredients.

EPA Limits for Heavy Metals in Water

Arsenic 0.010 mg/L2 - or 10 ppb Skin damage or problems with circulatory systems, and may have increased risk of getting cancer
Cadmium .005 mg/L 2 or 5 ppb Kidney damage
Lead .015mg/L 2 or 15 ppb Infants and children: Delays in physical or mental development; children could show slight deficits in attention span and learning abilities. Adults: Kidney problems; high blood pressure
Mercury .002mg/L 2 or 2 ppb Kidney damage

We thought you’d want to know that you can make a difference in the abysmal health of our nation. Here’s how:

We request that In-N-Out Burger alert your suppliers that you will be transitioning to sourcing from suppliers who regularly batch test for the presence of heavy metals (typically an $85 test) as a quality control measure, and do not allow their presence. Suppliers must be regularly third party tested for these toxins in order to have your business.

To reduce the presence of heavy metals in their products the supplier will need to source fertilizers (the most likely source of the heavy metals found) or other agrochemicals that do not contain heavy metals (like glyphosate based herbicides).

To reduce glyphosate herbicide residues in the soil (which can remain for decades) plant pathologist Don Huber PhD. recommends the following product to remove glyphosate from the soil before transitioning to regenerative, organic farming. The product "PaleoPower Microbial from Ancient Organics Bioscience, Inc has been shown to remove glyphosate from the soil in 30 days: They have research and results on glyphosate and AMPA degradation in the soil utilizing their product.

A nontoxic weed killer and drying agent solution is Contact Organics. Contact Kathleen at or through Contact Organics.

Taking these quality control steps is essential for basic human health at any level of consumption of your food.

We are asking In-N-Out Burger to be leaders in sourcing safe potatoes and food products that are heavy metal-free. Please respond to us regarding the steps you plan to make. We would be thrilled to share with our network and the public how much In-N-Out cares about your customers and our nation's future!


Moms Across America


Why we tested fast food:

Fast food is consumed by eighty-five million Americans each day, and many chains are often the suppliers of school lunches. Thirty million school meals are served to our children each day, and for millions of underprivileged children, these toxic meals are their only access to nutrition. Our previous testing has shown that America’s school lunches are indeed toxic.

To further investigate the status of a major source of food and nutrition in America, Moms Across America supporters, including Children’s Health Defense, the Centner Academy, and many individual supporters, recently initiated extensive testing focused specifically on America’s most popular fast food chains to explore the potential contamination of our food supply, which is likely affecting our physical and mental health.

For further information see the full report here.

Contact Zen Honeycutt [email protected]

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Janeen Richman
Lezlie Forster
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Kim Goebel
Anjali Robbins
Melinda McGee
Tish Marmolejo
Colt Anderson
Aaron Francis
Sheridan Milliman
Alexandra Armstrong
Tara McDonald
James Ohearn
Jessica McKarns
Karen Tanner
Sheri Ambrose
Michel Michaud
Gloria Davis
Roberta Ourso
Cherin S Watanabe
jerry scott
Sheila Gholson
Shelly Niemand
Darcy Womack
Melody Swan
Frank Spinella
Trisha Burnett
Sheri Baker
Ms. Leo Elizabeth Alonzo
Kim O'Grady
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  • Janeen Richman
    signed 2023-11-07 10:58:12 -0500
  • Lezlie Forster
    signed 2023-11-07 10:57:59 -0500
  • Kari McLennan
    signed 2023-11-07 10:57:57 -0500
  • Kim Goebel
    signed 2023-11-07 10:57:24 -0500
  • Anjali Robbins
    signed 2023-11-07 10:55:09 -0500
  • Melinda McGee
    signed 2023-11-07 10:55:08 -0500
  • Tish Marmolejo
    signed 2023-11-07 10:54:48 -0500
  • Colt Anderson
    signed 2023-11-07 10:54:41 -0500
  • Aaron Francis
    signed 2023-11-07 10:54:20 -0500
  • Sheridan Milliman
    signed 2023-11-07 10:53:21 -0500
  • Alexandra Armstrong
    signed 2023-11-07 10:52:34 -0500
    We love In n out! The only fast food we eat. Please make your food safer for our family and children.
  • Tara McDonald
    signed 2023-11-07 10:52:24 -0500
  • James Ohearn
    signed 2023-11-07 10:49:39 -0500
  • Jessica McKarns
    signed 2023-11-07 10:49:17 -0500
  • Karen Tanner
    signed 2023-11-07 10:49:15 -0500
    In-n-Out Burger was my favorite place to go for the 40 years I lived in California. It was actually the ONLY fast food place I would go because they would fix me a “protein” burger (without the bun for the gluten sensitive types). And if I’d known about the heavy metals I wouldn’t have been eating it at all. Their product tasted good, but now it is time to make it HEALTHIER.
  • Sheri Ambrose
    signed 2023-11-07 10:48:33 -0500
  • Michel Michaud
    signed 2023-11-07 10:47:14 -0500
  • Gloria Davis
    signed 2023-11-07 10:46:51 -0500
  • Roberta Ourso
    signed 2023-11-07 10:46:30 -0500
  • Cherin S Watanabe
    signed 2023-11-07 10:45:38 -0500
  • jerry scott
    signed 2023-11-07 10:45:23 -0500
    Please look into alternative sources of your supply chain to make your food healthier, thanks
  • Sheila Gholson
    signed 2023-11-07 10:45:02 -0500
  • Shelly Niemand
    signed 2023-11-07 10:43:21 -0500
    Please do what you can to course correct! We deserve clean food in America, and you are a leader. Find a way to make clean & healthy food for your customers.
  • Darcy Womack
    signed 2023-11-07 10:42:59 -0500
  • Melody Swan
    signed 2023-11-07 10:42:44 -0500
  • Frank Spinella
    signed 2023-11-07 10:42:38 -0500
  • Trisha Burnett
    signed 2023-11-07 10:42:07 -0500
    I have not returned to In N Out after hearing of the dangerous levels of lead and cadmium.
  • Sheri Baker
    signed 2023-11-07 10:42:06 -0500
  • Ms. Leo Elizabeth Alonzo
    signed 2023-11-07 10:42:01 -0500
    I don’t eat meat but I use to 12 years ago and did have In & Out Burger-Shame on this company using toxic ingredients to make a buck!!!!!!
  • Kim O'Grady
    signed 2023-11-07 10:41:26 -0500

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