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More than just new warnings: important changes in Prop 65 liability allocation take effect August 2018

by DLA Piper on

Companies that sell products, foods or beverages in California or that manufacture, supply or distribute products sold in California should review important new Proposition 65 regulations carefully and be sure to examine...more

Proposition 65: What Businesses Selling Products in California Need to Know

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

When selling products in the United States, it is important to note that some states have stricter regulations than others. California is the quintessential example, where its Proposition 65 requires businesses to provide...more

California Proposition 65 Actions Expected to Target Furfuryl Alcohol in Food and Beverages

by Bryan Cave on

The next wave of lawsuits involving California Proposition 65 and food products may allege exposure to furfuryl alcohol, a chemical commonly found in a wide variety of thermally processed foods and listed as a carcinogen...more

Prop 65 – Version 2.0: New Rules for Prop 65 Warnings Shake Things Up

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

California’s old Proposition 65 warnings, which have been in place since 1986 are about to get a facelift – under newly adopted regulations by the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), what was once “clear...more

New Proposition 65 Warning Regulations Take Effect in 2018

by Downey Brand LLP on

In less than a year, on August 30, 2018, the new Proposition 65 warning regulations will go into effect. Proposition 65 (Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act) requires businesses to provide Californians with a clear...more

Selling Products In California: Navigating Product Regulations

Big Picture: Product Liability in California - California applies its strict product liability laws to all products put into the stream of commerce and sold to the public, and those laws govern a wide array of products. ...more

Proposition 65: OEHHA Releases Q&A Regarding Proposition 65 Regulations for Clear and Reasonable Warnings

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

In August 2017, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) released a Questions and Answers for Businesses (Q&A) document related to its August 28, 2016, adopted revisions to its Proposition 65...more

Prop 65 Amendments Now Effective Regarding Content of Notices of Violation Involving Occupational Exposures

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On October 1, 2017, the California Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment’s (OEHHA) regulations amending the content required in Proposition 65 (Prop 65) Notices of Violation...more

Proposition 65 Warning Required for Furfuryl Alcohol as of September 30, 2017

by Downey Brand LLP on

On and after September 30, 2017, a Proposition 65 warning is required for products containing furfuryl alcohol (CAS No. 98-00-0). California’s Proposition 65, also known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of...more

Implementation of Revisions to Proposition 65's Warning Language Requirements is One Year Out

by Clark Hill PLC on

Proposition 65, formally known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, requires consumer warnings for products that contain one or more of numerous listed chemicals that are known by the State of...more

WARNING! Prop 65 regulations are a year away in California. Is Your Product’s Warning Label Compliant?

by Wilson Elser on

After many years of debate, consideration and public input, California’s new regulations go into effect on August 30, 2018, under California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 - commonly known as Prop 65....more

OEHHA Attempts to Clarify New Proposition 65 Clear and Reasonable Warning Regulations by Issuing Guidance and Proposed Amendments

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

On August 30, 2016, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (“OEHHA”) repealed and readopted Article 6 of Title 27 of the California Code of Regulations, which sets forth the method and content deemed...more

Is Your Company Ready for the New Prop 65?

by Polsinelli on

One year from now, companies that do business in California will have to comply with new warning regulations under the state’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act (“Proposition 65”)....more

Proposition 65: New “Naturally Occurring” Level Proposed for Rice

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) recently proposed levels of inorganic arsenic in rice that would be deemed “naturally occurring” and thus exempt from the Proposition 65 warning...more

Warning: New Proposition 65 Warning Regulations Taking Effect

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

A year from now, dramatic changes to California’s Proposition 65 warning regulations take full effect. The new regulations (formally published by the State in August 2016) significantly alter the “safe harbor” rules for...more

California’s Prop 65: More Form Over Substance

California’s Safe Drinking Water & Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (affectionately known as “Proposition 65”) has long been the subject of discussion, both pro and con. Much of the conversation is on various issues surrounding...more

Old Grounds: A Lack of Prop 65 Warnings Brew Trouble for Coffee Franchisors

by Lewitt Hackman on

California Prop 65 warnings – many residents barely notice these anymore, as we’ve lived with Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act notices for over 30 years now. They appear at gas pumps; in apartment and office...more

Food & Beverage Litigation Update | June 2017 #2

Seattle Approves Tax on SSB Distributors - The Seattle City Council has approved a tax on distributors of sugarsweetened beverages (SSBs) proposed by the city’s mayor. SSBs covered by the tax include sports, fruit, energy...more

Practitioner Insights: California Crowdsources Chemical Rules: What Could Go Wrong?

by Alston & Bird on

Environmental and product regulations, traditionally a science-obsessed and labyrinthine area of the law dominated by experts in administrative agencies, will receive an internet-age overhaul to make them more accessible to...more

California’s New Prop. 65 Warning Regulations Put Primary Burden for Providing Warning on Manufacturers

by Bryan Cave on

Companies that do business in California should be familiar with Proposition 65, which prohibits knowingly and intentionally exposing consumers to a chemical known to the state to cause cancer or reproductive harm without...more

California Court Tentatively Dismisses Monstano’s Lawsuit Against OEHHA to Block Addition of Glyphos

A tentative ruling issued January 26, 2017, in Monsanto Company v. Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, et al., Case No. 16 CE CG 00183, by the Superior Court of California, County of Fresno, granted the Office...more

CalEnviroScreen 3.0 – Still the Wrong Tool for CEQA Review

On January 9, 2017, the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) and Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) released an “Update to the California Communities Environmental Health Screening Tool,”...more

WARNING: Proposition 65 Warning Requirements Have Changed

by K&L Gates LLP on

Thirty years after its enactment, California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (commonly referred to as “Proposition 65”) remains an undiminished irritant to businesses who sell products that are used in...more

California Extends Prop. 65 Point-of-Sale Warning for BPA for Businesses That Report Food and Beverage Product Information

by Bryan Cave on

California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has extended for another year the regulation allowing businesses to provide a Prop. 65 point-of-sale warning for bisphenol A (BPA) in canned and bottled...more

Prop 65 Update: The Rules They Are a Changin'

by Lewitt Hackman on

Proposition 65, known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, among other things requires businesses employing ten or more people to warn consumers if the business’ products contain a chemical...more

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