California Proposition 65

 


Proposition 65 has been implemented in California for many years. BPA was added to the list of toxins in May 2015, requiring businesses to provide notices to consumers. The Prop 65 warning requirements for BPA are mandatory, thus companies have until May 11, 2016, to determine if products sold in California contain BPA and to label such products accordingly. 

We have recently become aware that certain products supplied to Superior for sale in California may contain BPA. Products that could expose customers to BPA must include a clear and reasonable warning to consumers. Products that contain any other listed chemicals may also require a warning label that is clearly visible on the outside of the packaging. 

Superior is working diligently with all of our Suppliers in an effort to ensure ongoing compliance with Proposition 65. 

How to comply with Proposition 65:

(a) A warning that appears on a product's label or other labeling.

(b) Identification of the product at the retail outlet in a manner which provides a warning. Identification may be through shelf labeling, signs, menus, or a combination thereof.

(c) The warnings provided pursuant to subparagraphs (a) and (b) shall be prominently placed upon a product's label or other labeling or displayed at the retail outlet with such conspicuousness, as compared with other words, statements, designs, or devices in the label, labeling or display as to render it likely to be read and understood by an ordinary individual under customary conditions of purchase or use.

(d) A system of signs, public advertising identifying the system and toll-free information services, or any other system that provides clear and reasonable warnings

For more information, refer to: 
http://www.oehha.ca.gov/prop65/law/pdf_zip/RegsArt6.pdf