UPDATE Regarding California Prop. 65: Revised Warning Requirements for BPA in Canned Foods Effective May 11, 2016
May 5, 2016
Authored by: Merrit Jones
The Proposition 65 warning requirement for Bisphenol-A (“BPA”) takes effect on May 11, 2016, but a recent emergency regulation has revised the warning requirements for food and beverage products only.
Pursuant to an emergency regulation proposed by California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), the Proposition 65 warning for such food and beverage products may be posted at all point-of-sale devices. The warning should be at least 5 inches by 5 inches, and the language as revised should state:
Many food and beverage cans have linings containing bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical known to the State of California to cause harm to the female reproductive system. Jar lids and bottle caps may also contain BPA.
You can be exposed to BPA when you consume foods or beverages packaged in these containers.
For more information, go to: www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/BPA