Lawyer: Tidal Wave of Prop 65 Claims Should Serve as ‘Wake up Call’ to Industry
Written by Elaine Watson
Published: 14 April 2011
Many dietary supplements firms remain surprisingly clueless about controversial Californian statute Proposition 65, according to a Sacramento-based legal firm preparing to host a seminar on prop 65 compliance following a recent spike in claims.
Introduced in 1986, prop 65 requires manufacturers selling products in California to give clear warnings if their products expose consumers to any detectable amount of 800+ chemicals believed to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity.
While the legislation was not new, it had recently moved up the priority list for many firms in the supplements sector after it had found itself at the receiving end of a tidal wave of prop 65 notices filed by San Diego-based group the Environmental Research Center, said Mennemeier, Glassman & Stroud LLP partner Peg Carew Toledo.