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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 2010 | By Susan Carpenter, Los Angeles Times
The state Assembly passed a bill Thursday to ban the chemical Bisphenol-A from baby bottles and other items that come in contact with small children. The Toxin-Free Toddlers and Babies Act, or SB 797, would ban the use of BPA in feeding products, including formula, for children 3 years old and younger. BPA has been linked with health problems such as infertility, autism, asthma, hyperactivity and breast cancer. In January, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reversed its long-held position that BPA posed no concern, calling for more studies of the artificial hormone that often is used in shatter-proof plastic baby bottles, sippy cups and linings of cans, including those containing baby formula.
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NEWS
March 30, 1989 | BRIAN COUTURIER, Times Staff Writer
America's largest baby-food manufacturer warned weight-conscious parents Wednesday against carrying the lean diets of babies too far in attempts to keep them from growing up to become fat adults. The Gerber Products Co. said that parents should not overly restrict fat in infant diets and should not give infants skim milk.
WORLD
September 16, 2008 | Don Lee, Times Staff Writer
Chinese police Monday announced the first arrests in the spreading scandal over tainted milk powder as health officials reported that a second infant had died and 1,253 others had been sickened after ingesting the formula. The arrest of two brothers in Hebei province, home of the state-owned Sanlu Group that sold the contaminated product, was among a flurry of actions announced by authorities in the wake of the latest food safety problem to hit China. Officials have seized or recalled more than 10,000 tons of Sanlu formula and have ordered a nationwide inspection of fresh milk and cattle feed.
BUSINESS
November 17, 1988 | LAURIE DUNCAN, Times Staff Writer
A commission of 11 physicians, theologians and researchers set up by the Nestle company to monitor its distribution of infant formula said Wednesday that it has concluded that the company has not been improperly "dumping" baby formula on Third World hospitals. The panel, responding to recent allegations by a national consumer group against the firm, blamed the controversy on a misinterpretation of an international guideline on distribution of free supplies of infant formula.
WORLD
August 7, 2013 | By Jung-yoon Choi
SEOUL -- North Korea lifted a ban in place since April at a joint industrial complex it shares with South Korea and agreed to talks with the South next week on normalizing operations. Nine days after South Korea's "last call" for negotiations over the Kaesong complex, Pyongyang proposed talks on Aug. 14 in Kaesong through its Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland, the country's organization that deals with South Korea.  It said it would allow Southern enterprises to reenter the region and guaranteed the return of the North's 53,000 workers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 27, 1995 | PAUL ELIAS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Pamela Rother trial starting this morning could put more than the mother accused of starving her baby to death on trial, with her defense attorney planning to call about a dozen county officials to the stand. But prosecutors will ask a judge to limit the defense's evidence and keep the testimony focused on the Ojai Valley woman's alleged negligence--not the government's response to her case.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 1995 | PAUL ELIAS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Baby Rachael Catherine Rother's death from starvation earlier this year is her mother's fault, a judge ruled Tuesday. Superior Court Judge Allan L. Steele took no time in convicting Pamela Rother, 32, of felony child neglect after attorneys wrapped up the three-day trial with brief closing arguments. Rother burst into tears after Steele announced his decision seconds after Deputy Dist. Atty. Michael Frawley concluded his argument. She faces up to 10 years in prison when she is sentenced Sept. 7.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 1993 | LISA RICHARDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At first, retired schoolteacher Betty Mitchell thought she had the wrong car. It was Monday evening, and she had just returned to the parking lot after shopping for Christmas decorations at a Torrance crafts store. There, on the front seat of her station wagon, was a newborn baby, lying in a brown wicker basket. Diapered with damask cloth held together by a safety pin, the baby boy was dirty and crying. A handwritten note gave the time and date of his birth--Nov. 28 at 10:15 a.m.
WORLD
August 5, 2013 | By Kathleen McLaughlin, This post has been corrected. See the note below for details
BEIJING -- Revelations by a New Zealand dairy company that its exports could contain toxic bacteria have sent shock waves across Asia -- perhaps nowhere more so than in China, where officials announced a recall of potentially tainted powdered milk over the weekend. The news has shaken Chinese parents, who have grown to trust foreign formula brands over anything produced locally. Thousands of Chinese babies were sickened and several died in 2008 after drinking domestically produced formula that had been spiked with melamine , a compound used in making plastics that allowed watered-down milk to pass quality tests.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 1986 | DAVID REYES, Times Staff Writer
An 8-month-old Huntington Beach boy, still bruised from suspected abuse, was reported in stable condition Wednesday at a Denver hospital, two days after his father allegedly took him from protective custody at the UCI Medical Center in Orange. A physician at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center said the infant, David Kennedy Jr., was brought to the hospital at about 11:15 p.m. Tuesday by the baby's great-grandmother, who lives in Denver.
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