California Prop 65 - Exposures to Listed Chemicals in Cooked or Heat Processed Foods Proposal

Written By: Atanu Das on Monday, October 12, 2020

The amendment to Title 27 of the California Code of Regulations would take into consideration that some chemicals on the Proposition 65 list are found in food and may be formed during cooking or heat processing. 

Prop 65 prohibits a person in the course of doing business from knowingly and intentionally exposing any individual to a chemical that has been listed as known to the state to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity without first giving clear and reasonable warning to such individual.  An exemption from the warning requirement is provided by the Act when the exposure for which the person is responsible can be demonstrated to fall below significant levels. The amendment would seek to provide exemptions for cooking and heat processing if a business or other entity can reduce the levels of the chemicals in the food.

For more information on this proposal, visit the OEHHA site