QA Group labels all the products in accordance with the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. The intended purpose of the Proposition, California Proposition 65, is to inform California’s citizens of the potential exposure to chemicals. Known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm, and to protect state drinking water sources from such chemicals.
Proposition 65 requires businesses to notify Californians of potential exposure to chemicals in products they purchase. Exposure to chemicals that are released into the environment. Any company that operates or sells products in California, manufactures or distributes products that may be sold in California, is subject to this regulation.
The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) required to annually publish a list of chemicals. They have determined to be a carcinogen or reproductive toxicant. Of over 800 chemicals or ingredients currently on the list. Many are naturally occurring and /or synthetic chemicals, including additives or ingredients. Commonly used in household products, foods, drugs, dyes, and solvents. Also included on the list are common by-products of furniture production, such as wood dust and leather dust. A chemical used in the furniture industry as a flame retardant to meet California’s TB 117 upholstery flammability standard. Recently added to the OEHHA chemical list and requires notification under Proposition 65.
Under ideal circumstances, we would only label those products that we knew were being shipped to California. We cannot identify products ultimately bought, sold, or brought into California, due to the nature of the foodservice sales channel. To ensure that we are following the regulations, all of our products will be labeled. Failure to include a warning could result in a civil penalty.
The level of risk that triggers the need for a Prop 65 label, as defined for chemicals listed as carcinogens. When a person exposed to that chemical above the ”no significant risk level” for 70 years would have more than a “one in 100,000” chance of developing cancer as a result of the exposure.
The fact that a product bears a Proposition 65 warning does not mean by itself that the product is unsafe. Proposition 65 is the “right to know” law rather than a product safety law.
At QA Group, we label all the products in accordance with the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. QA Group always has the best interests and safety of our customers and employees in mind. We will continue to challenge our organization to ensure we achieve the highest level of quality and safety possible. Thank you for your continued support.