Food Makers Needn't Add Lead Warnings In Calif., Judge Finds

Law360, Los Angeles (August 2, 2013, 6:08 PM EDT) -- A California state judge on Wednesday issued a final decision rejecting an environmental advocacy group's demand for food makers including Dole Food Co. Inc. and Gerber Products Co. to place health warnings on baby foods, 100 percent fruit juices and packaged fruit and vegetable products.

The final decision comes just two weeks after Judge Steven Brick issued a tentative decision in the case, finding that baby food makers don't need to warn consumers under California's Proposition 65 that their products contain some amounts of lead because...
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