Court upholds plea bargain for officials over toxic formula

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June 5, 2011 15:50

 
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The Petah Tikva Magistrates Court upheld the plea bargain of five Health Ministry supervisors who were charged with introducing a toxic baby formula, "Vegetable Remedy," to Israel in 2003, Army Radio reported Sunday.

The formula resulted in the deaths of 4 infants and 10 toddlers were seriously injured in their nervous systems.

According to the settlement, the defendants were convicted of negligence in distributing the formula, but were not convicted of a criminal offense.

The ex-ministry officials will be forced to serve 400 hours each of community service.

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