Does Prop 65 apply to food products?

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Does Prop 65 apply to food products?

A California law called “Proposition 65” (or “Prop 65” for short) mandates that foods, dietary supplements, and other consumer products bear warnings about cancer and birth defects if the product may cause exposures to certain substances, even at very low levels.

What foods have a Prop 65 warning?

Products containing ingredients like roasted coffee or nuts, toast, or breakfast cereals might warrant a Prop 65 warning if acrylamide levels are high enough, even though the chemical wasn’t intentionally added.

Is Prop 65 for California only?

Are out-of-state manufacturers of retail products exempt from Proposition 65? No. The requirement to provide a consumer warning applies regardless of whether a business is located in California or out-of-state, as long as its products cause exposures to individuals in California.

Does peanut butter contain acrylamide?

As most pea nut butters are made from roasted peanuts, also peanut butter tends to be high in acrylamide. If you are looking for a healthy alternative to roasted nuts, simply go for their raw counterparts. In addition to being virtually free of acrylamide, raw un-salted nuts won’t damage your heart with excess salt.

What cereal has no acrylamide?

Coffee – acrylamide is produced when coffee beans are roasted. Breakfast cereals – cornflakes and all-bran flakes are the worst offenders, while porridge oats contain no acrylamide at all. Biscuits and crackers – if baking at home, follow recipes that cook at a relatively low temperature.

Is there acrylamide in oatmeal?

Oats have the second highest acrylamide forming potential of rye, wheat, barley and oats. Several studies have found high levels of acrylamide in oat products that exceed the benchmark limits within the EU.

Does oatmeal have acrylamide?

Breakfast cereals – cornflakes and all-bran flakes are the worst offenders, while porridge oats contain no acrylamide at all.

What is Proposition 65 and why is it important?

Proposition 65 requires businesses to determine if they must provide a warning about exposure to listed chemicals. Certain foods and beverages sold or served by restaurants and other food facilities may expose you to the chemicals listed below.

What does the Attorney General’s office do under Proposition 65?

Through its enforcement of the second, “right-to-know” prong of Proposition 65, the Attorney General’s Office has a history of compelling companies to remove or to reduce the harmful chemicals in their products and in their air and water emissions as an alternative to providing warnings.

What are prop 65-listed chemicals?

Proposition 65-listed chemicals commonly found in such foods and beverages are: Acrylamide . This chemical is formed in certain plant-based foods during cooking or processing at high temperatures, such as frying, roasting, grilling, and baking. The highest amounts of acrylamide can be found in french fries and potato chips.

How do I report a Proposition 65 private enforcement action?

This site provides an on-line process for reporting Proposition 65 private enforcement actions in compliance with California Health and Safety Code Section 25249.7 (d) (e) and (f) . See “Electronic Filing” on this page for details. All reports on Proposition 65 private actions must be filed electronically with the Attorney General’s Office.

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