Proposition 65 Warning for California Residents
In California, there's a mandate for businesses to alert consumers about the presence of specific chemicals in products. This requirement, known as Prop 65, doesn't prohibit the sale of items with these substances; it merely ensures that warnings are provided.
As a company committed to social responsibility and transparency, we believe in empowering our customers with the necessary knowledge to make well-informed choices, hence our disclosure of this information.
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⚠️ WARNING: Consuming this product can expose you to chemicals including Lead, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/food.
Should I be concerned?
California's Prop. 65 legislation mandates informing consumers about products containing substances that could cause cancer or reproductive issues. These advisories are widespread across California, not just on consumer goods but also in places like restaurants and supermarkets. This law is unique to California.
The above warning mentions both cancer and birth defects and/or reproductive harm because a substance found in trace levels in our products is listed as a Prop. 65 chemical that the State of California has identified as a chemical that can cause cancer or is a reproductive toxicant.
Prop. 65 lists over 800 chemicals, with ongoing additions, encompassing a broad range of substances from common ones like retinol (vitamin A), alcohol, and marijuana smoke, to pesticides and heavy metals. Lead, as an example, is a pervasive Prop. 65 chemical, naturally found in the environment and subsequently in food and beverages. Our products go through rigerous thrid-party testing and comply with all Food and Drug Administration (FDA) standards.
On each product page, you can find a copy of the third-party test restults, which tests for heavy metals and potency. We encourage you to review the test results to get a better understand of what is (or isn't) in the product.
Why Aren’t Similar Products Labeled?
While some products similar to ours, such as Vega, carry Prop. 65 warnings, others may not, regardless of containing identical substances at similar levels. The reasons vary: some companies might be too small to fall under the law's purview, or they might opt to risk the law's sporadic enforcement. The absence of a Prop 65 label does not necessarily mean a product is devoid of these substances.