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Brown Supports Changes to Prop 65

Posted in Agricultural Law, Prop 65

Governor Brown announced yesterday  proposed reforms to  Proposition 65, a three decade old proposition approved  by voters to protect Californians from harmful chemicals.    It has,  according to Brown , been abused by some unscrupulous lawyers driven by profit rather than public health. The law which prohibits the exposure to the public  of certain chemicals  “known to the State”… Continue Reading

Supplements are considered “Food” and Subject to the Naturally Occurring Defense Under Prop 65

Posted in Food Safety, Prop 65

San Francisco Superior Court Judge John Munter ruled that dietary supplements  are included in the definition of “foods”under Proposition 65, following a pre-trial motion the sole issue was whether dietary supplements are foods under California law. The consequence of this definition is that the supplement makers can avail themselves of the defense (under the proper circumstances) that the… Continue Reading