Expert Details Blood-Lead Bump In Baby Food Warning Trial

Law360, San Francisco (April 9, 2013, 11:46 PM EDT) -- A defense toxicologist testifying in a California state court bench trial over whether children's foods made by Dole Food Co. Inc., Gerber Products Co. and others should carry Proposition 65 warning labels because they contain lead admitted on cross-examination Tuesday that Truitt Bros. Pears will leave elevated blood-lead levels more than a week later.

Toxicologist Barbara Beck, an expert witness for the defendant food companies, showed the results of lead-level modeling she performed for three example products in the case: Truitt Bros. pears in juice, Kedem...
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