Compliance

PFOA and PFOS Enforcement under Proposition 65 to begin on November 10, 2018

Beginning on November 10, 2018, Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS) and Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) will be subject to enforcement under California’s Prop 65. Because both chemical compounds possess a unique ability to repel oil and water, these chemicals have been used in a plethora of surface protection products such as carpet and clothing treatments; coatings for paper, …

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BJ’s Wholesale Club Will not Sell Products into California

BJ’s Wholesale Club, the third-biggest U.S. warehouse club operator in terms of revenue and number of locations, has stopped selling to online customers in California. According to information gathered, the club was not sure if the products it sells meet the updated labeling requirements in Proposition 65, the state’s law on chemical exposure warning. The …

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FDA Issues Statement Supporting the Exemption of Coffee from Prop. 65 Warning Requirements

The U.S FDA has issued a formal Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb that supports exempting coffee from Prop. 65 warning requirements. In June, the Superior Court for the County of Los Angeles issued a decision that requires certain ready-to-drink coffee products sold in California to provide compliant Prop. 65 warnings based on the presence of …

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OEHHA Issues Interpretive Guideline for Methyleugenol used in invasive pest eradication programs

California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has issued an interpretive guideline for residential exposure to in bait stations and lures during invasive pest eradication program activities. Anticipated lifetime exposure to methyleugenol when used in either bait stations or lures by the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) invasive pest eradication programs does …

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OEHHA Approves SUD for Bathware Products Containing Styrene

California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has accepted a request for a Safe Use Determination for Styrene used in Fiber Care Baths, Inc. Bathware Products that are manufactured Utilizing 1st and 2nd Laminations Systems and LV-9800 Acrylated Gel-Coat. The agency has opened a public comment period for Comments on the SUD. The comment …

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California Rice

OEHHA Establishes Background Level of Inorganic Arsenic in Rice

  California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has gained approval from that state Office of Administrative Law approving amendments to Title 27, California Code of Regulations, Article 5. This action adopts new Section 25501.1 to provide guidance for businesses and the public by establishing default natural background levels for inorganic arsenic in white …

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CPSC Ends Third Party Testing Requirement for Unfinished Engineered Wood Products

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently issued a final rule on Friday determining that untreated and unfinished engineered wood products including (particleboard, hardwood plywood and medium-density fiberboard) do not contain lead and, therefore, are not required to have third-party testing for compliance with the lead content requirements for children’s products under the Consumer …

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