Understanding California Prop 65 and Labeling Requirements for Food
This webinar, presented by SGS, explores the California Proposition (Prop) 65 regulatory requirements in relation to food products, guidelines on how to determine if a Prop 65 warning may be warranted and the labeling requirements of these warnings.
25 Jun 2019, 13:00
25 Jun 2019, 14:00
The objective of this webinar (45-minute presentation / 15-minute Q&A) is to explain Prop 65 requirements, the guidelines to help determine if warnings are needed, how warnings are to be displayed and explain the SGS solutions to help clients.
- Background of Prop 65
- Regulatory requirements for food including exemptions
- Guidelines to determine if warning is warranted
- Current warning labelling requirements
- Conclusion and SGS solutions
The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 better known as California Proposition (Prop) 65 was designed to protect California's citizens and the State's drinking water sources from chemicals that are known to cause cancer, birth defects and reproductive harm. The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) maintains and publishes the list of chemicals, of which there are about 900.
Businesses need to provide a "clear and reasonable" warning before knowingly and intentionally exposing anyone to a listed chemical. There are some exemptions but the most important to food products is the exemption for exposures to the listed chemicals that occur naturally in foods.
Also exempted from labeling is listed chemicals below the OEHHA established safe harbor levels of which there are about 300 establish safe harbor levels.
This webinar is aimed at manufacturers, importers and retailers selling food products in the State of California.
Cost: No Charge
James Cook - SGS Global Food Inspection Technical Manager
Can't make the live session? Register now and receive a complimentary recording after the live event.
For further information, please contact:
Global Food Marketing Manager
t: +1 973 461 1498