. Civil Penalties

April 14, 2017
On April 14, 2017, citizen enforcer Whitney R. Leeman, Ph.D. and settling party Starwest Botanicals, Inc. (“Starwest”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement.  Leeman had alleged that Starwest sold dried teas (loose leaf and bagged) containing the heavy metal lead in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard warnings. As...