Brett Taylor, a member of the firm's Commercial Litigation Department, authored "What the Food Industry Needs to Know About the New Prop 65 Warning Requirements" for Food Safety Magazine. A majority of California voters in 1986 approved a ballot initiative known as Proposition 65, officially titled California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Prop 65). In general terms, Prop 65 requires businesses, manufacturers, retailers, and certain others (such as employers) to inform Californians about exposures to such chemicals. This is done through warning signs and warning labels. In her article, Brett highlights what businesses are subjected to Prop 65, what must the new safe harbor warning contain, what the new warnings look like, how must the warning be transmitted to consumers, and what this mean for food products sold to California consumers.
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