Beech-hazelnut baby food allowances will have to await FDA action

The Food and Drug Administration — not a court — has primary responsibility for evaluating heavy metals in baby food, a federal judge said, dismissing proposed class-action lawsuits against Beech-Nut Nutrition Co. for now. The plaintiffs allege that Beech-Nut did not adequately test its products for heavy metals such as lead and arsenic, did not …

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