Remedia baby formula case suspects begin to deliver testimonies

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Eight suspects in the Remedia brand formula case, in which two babies died and 23 others were seriously injured, were finally put on the witness stand at the Petah Tikva Magistrate's Court on Sunday, over five years after the tragedy occurred. All of the suspects - three senior corporate officials and five Health Ministry employees - pleaded not guilty to the charges against them. The suspects include Gideon Landsberger, who was the general manager of Remedia; company owner Moshe Miller; and Frederick Black, who was in charge of quality control and research and development. The Health Ministry defendants are Dr. Dorit Nitzan-Kaluski, head of the National Food Service at the time, and four inspectors - Nasreen Khouri, Yosef Haskel, Berta Shvum and Raisa Parvarov.