Our products bear a warning label or sticker similar to the following: California Proposition 65 WARNING: Consuming this product can expose you to chemicals, including [chemical name], which is known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. For more information, visit www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/food.
Proposition 65 warnings are seen throughout California in a wide range of settings: in restaurants, grocery stores, hotels, schools, hospitals, and on a wide variety of consumer products. Additionally, some Internet and mail order retailers have chosen to provide Proposition 65 warnings on their websites or in catalogs for all consumers. These warnings are provided pursuant to a California labeling law called Proposition 65 (or Proposition 65 for short), which is intended to notify people in California of potential exposures to chemicals listed in Proposition 65. Proposition 65 it is a right to know law; does not prohibit the sale of any products containing these chemicals.
Over 900 chemicals have been listed under California Proposition 65 as carcinogenic or reproductively toxic, or both. Examples of such chemicals include cadmium, mercury, and lead. Certain listed chemicals, such as lead, are widely distributed throughout the environment in air, soil, water, and rocks. As a result, these types of chemicals are often found naturally in commonly eaten foods, although these chemicals are not intentionally added.
When appropriate, we label items sold to customers and retailers in the state of California with Proposition 65 warnings to ensure compliance with Proposition 65. If you order a product that contains a chemical that is in nowfoods.com Proposition 65 list and the shipping address is in California, you will be notified at checkout that the product may expose you to a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive damage. For more information, please also read our company policy documents and then contact us if you have further questions.