Proposition 65 (or Prop 65 for short), officially the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, is a law that requires warnings be provided to California consumers when they might be exposed to chemicals identified by California as causing cancer or reproductive toxicity. The warnings are intended to help California consumers make informed decisions about their exposures to these chemicals from the products they use. The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) administers the Proposition 65 program and publishes the listed chemicals.
Prop 65 is a right-to-know law; it does not ban the sale of any products that contain these chemicals.
In 1986, California voters approved an initiative known as Proposition 65. Prop 65 requires the State to publish a list of chemicals known to cause cancer or birth defects or other reproductive harm. Prop 65 was designed to notify consumers if the products contain these chemicals so that they can make an informed decision about their purchases, even if the chemicals are only found in very small amounts.
Aiva Products believe that Prop 65 is sometimes abused by plaintiff’s lawyers to profit from frivolous lawsuits. Many natural foods companies have been targeted and have chosen to mention the Prop 65 warning on healthy foods to avoid litigation that would threaten the continuing existence of these companies.
Aiva Products consider Food Safety as one of its priorities and thus we have passed third party SQF audit recognized by Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). Naturally occurring elements such as lead and cadmium are found in the earth’s crust. Plants grown in the soil absorb nutrients, minerals, and elements from the soil. Therefore, there will be trace amounts of naturally occurring elements in grains, nuts, vegetables, fruits, and fish. We regularly test our products, evaluate our suppliers, and personally eat the products every day that we sell.
We hope this information helps settle any concerns you may have about Prop 65 and the warnings.
⚠ WARNING: Some of the products sold by Aiva Products can expose you to chemicals, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/food.