Topics

Del Monte Foods Company
Dole, Del Monte, Gerber in court over lead warnings for baby food
Dole, Del Monte, Gerber in court over lead warnings for baby food

Major baby-food makers such as Dole Food Co., Del Monte Foods Co. and Nestle’s Gerber business are going to court Monday to determine whether they need to warn consumers of certain lead levels in their products. In a 2011 lawsuit, the Environmental Law Foundation alleged that some of the companies' foods and juices -- which included ingredients such as carrots, peaches, pears and sweet potatoes -- contained enough lead to warrant a consumer caution label under California's Proposition 65 toxins warning law. A non-jury trial in the case is set to begin Monday in state Superior Court in Oakland. Dole is based in Westlake Village, and Del Monte is headquartered in San...

Loading