Businesses Accused Of Selling Toddler Formula With Dangerous Levels Of Lead
The California Department of Justice found levels that exceeded not only levels mandated by California law but also the mandated by less-stringent federal laws. Attorney General Xavier Becerra said his team had issued cease-and-desist orders to both Utah-based Nutraceutical and Newport Beach-based Graceleigh.
Los Angeles Times:
California Prosecutors Accuse 2 Manufacturers Of Selling Toddler Formulas With High Levels Of Lead
California’s attorney general on Thursday filed a lawsuit accusing two food manufacturers of selling toddler formulas with illegally high levels of lead. Graceleigh Inc. and Nutraceutical Corp. are accused of violating Proposition 65, which requires businesses to warn customers about exposure to toxic chemicals. The complaint also accuses them of violating the state’s unfair competition and false advertising laws. (Millman, 6/7)
California Accuses 2 Manufacturers Of Selling Toddler Formulas With Dangerous Levels Of Lead
"Toddler formula that we feed to our children should be safe," said Attorney General Xavier Becerra. "It certainly should not contain lead levels that make it unsafe for our children, so today, the Department of Justice is ... filing a lawsuit against two companies – Nutraceutical Corp. and Graceleigh Formulas – whose toddler formulas contain extremely high levels of lead." As part of its mandate to do testing on substances covered by Proposition 65, the team at the Department of Justices environmental unit found levels that exceeded not only levels mandated by California law but also the mandated by less-stringent federal laws. California prosecutors found dangerous levels of lead in Nutraceutical's Peaceful Planet Toddler Supreme and Graceleigh's Sammy’s Milk free-range goat milk toddler formula. (Anderson, 6/7)