Tycko & Zavareei LLP Attorney, Annick Persinger, Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Beech-Nut Nutrition Company for Alleged Heavy Metals in Baby Food

Lawsuits are piling up against companies cited in a recent Congressional report into heavy metals in baby food. But how might courts decide if these complaints have legs, and what can be reasonably expected from food manufacturers given that the FDA has said that heavy metals “cannot be completely avoided in the fruits, vegetables, or grains that are the basis for baby foods, juices, and infant cereals”?

Annick Persinger, partner at the law firm Tycko & Zavareei LLP, which is representing plaintiff Mattia Doyle in a proposed class action lawsuit against Beech-Nut Nutrition Co., said it was reasonable to reference thresholds set for other products, as the authors of the Congressional committee report had done. [Read More…]