Why do I see Prop 65 warnings on store signs and select product packages?
At Savory Spice, the health and safety of our customers and employees is of the utmost importance to us. It is with this in mind that we work in the manner needed to make certain our products meet our thorough quality and safety expectations.
We understand that our customers may wonder about warnings related to California’s Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, commonly known as Proposition 65 (Prop 65), which can be found on store signs in California and on all our packaging sold to Californians, so we wanted to supply added context for these warnings. We believe this information assists our customers in making buying decisions.
What is Proposition 65?
Prop 65 is a “right to know” law intended to inform California citizens about exposures to certain chemicals. Specifically, Prop 65 identifies a list of over 1,000 naturally occurring and synthetic chemicals that are known to increase the risk of cancer, birth defects, or reproductive harm when exposure is sufficiently high or frequent. Prop 65 requires companies to post warnings when products sold within California contain certain levels of any of the 1,000+ identified chemicals.
These warnings do not indicate whether a product is “safe” or “unsafe” to consume. In fact, the chemical levels that trigger Prop 65 warnings are significantly lower than amounts that the FDA has indicated as safe for consumption. Savory Spice does not sell any product containing chemicals more than the levels allowed by the FDA or any other safety law.
We want to make very clear that we would never sell any product we believe to be unsafe. We take this very seriously both professionally and personally, as our employees and our families cook with and consume Savory Spice products.
For more information about Prop 65, visit https://www.p65warnings.ca.gov.
If you have any additional questions, please contact us.