About Proposition 65
Proposition 65 became law in November 1986, and is a right-to-know law providing California consumers with information about potential exposures to chemicals that cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Any product that contains a chemical on this list at established levels must include a warning to the consumer on the label or on our web site.
The required warning must be similar to “known to the state to cause [cancer] [birth defects or other reproductive harm]”.
What chemicals are on the Proposition 65 list?
More than 900 chemicals are currently on the Proposition 65 list, and the list is revised annually. It includes any chemical that have shown reproductive or health effects through animal or human study. Some of these chemicals are found in the natural environment and get into the product through the normal growth cycle.
Does a Proposition 65 Warning Mean a Product is Unsafe?
No. The fact that a product is listed with a Proposition 65 Warning does not mean that the product is unsafe for human consumption. The law states this warning is required to make California residents aware of the Prop 65 chemical’s presence so they can make their own informed decision as whether to purchase the product. It should also be known that the amount of a chemical that would trigger a Prop 65 warning is much lower than levels of concern by the FDA and some other health organizations. Vimergy will always choose to comply with the regulations and will always include the Proposition 65 warning.
Vimergy and Proposition 65
Vimergy takes Proposition 65 – and all food purity regulations – seriously. Vimergy’s production processes ensure that our ingredients and blends are screened for heavy metals and other chemicals to ensure that they meet strict specifications for safety and quality. Our pledge to you is to comply with all strict safety regulations from California and other agencies.
More About Proposition 65
The text of California Proposition 65, otherwise known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, can be examined at the links below:
Proposition 65 Warnings Page:
Updated List of Proposition 65 chemicals: