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Bill to Warn Consumers About Sugary Drinks Introduced

Bill to Warn Consumers About Sugary Drinks Introduced

A California State Senator has introduced a bill that would call for health warning labels on all "sugary beverages" sold in the state. SB 300, which would require manufacturers to post health warning labels on all sugar-sweetened beverages with more than 75 calories per 12-ounce serving.
Saturday, March 25, 2017/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (216)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Mondelez Settles Ginger Snap Litigation with Attorney...

Mondelez Settles Ginger Snap Litigation with Attorney...

Snack food giant Mondelez has agreed to pay $750,000 to settle a Proposition 65 enforcement action that alleges consumers consumed elevated levels of lead in ginger snap cookies.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (319)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
DTSC Complaint Alleges Glass Bottle Maker Uses Hazardous...

DTSC Complaint Alleges Glass Bottle Maker Uses Hazardous...

OAKLAND – California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has accused Gallo Glass Company of using hazardous waste in the manufacturing process of their bottles in a civil complaint that Gallo officials say is “irresponsible” and without merit.
Thursday, March 12, 2015/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (1931)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Vote on Gov. Brown’s Prop 65 Funding Proposal Postponed

Vote on Gov. Brown’s Prop 65 Funding Proposal Postponed

A vote on Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed funding increase for the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) was delayed by the Assembly budget panel with oversight of Cal/EPA.  

Wednesday, April 16, 2014/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (1223)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
American Licorice Lawsuit Against Suppliers Moves...

American Licorice Lawsuit Against Suppliers Moves...

A U.S. District Court Judge has ruled that Domino Foods and other sugar companies must face claims from a molasses supplier that the maker of Red Vines holds responsible for the recall of lead tainted licorice products in 2012.

Thursday, March 27, 2014/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (1286)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
California to Adopt Standard for Hexavalent Chromium in...

California to Adopt Standard for Hexavalent Chromium in...

The state of California is poised to adopt a first in the nation maximum contaminant level for hexavalent chromium in drinking water as early as this May.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (1112)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
AG Sues Candy Makers and Grocery Outlets

AG Sues Candy Makers and Grocery Outlets

California Attorney General Kamala Harris has filed a Proposition 65 enforcement action naming retailers Target, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods Markets, and several food processors and specialty grocers.  The complaint  alleges ginger and plum products sold by the companies contain lead exceeding the Proposition 65 safe harbor level.
Friday, May 03, 2013/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (2179)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Cal EPA and Department Of Defense Agree On Perchlorate...

The Department of Defense (DoD) and the California Environmental Protection Agency have finalized a procedure of prioritizing perchlorate sampling at DoD sites throughout California—the first of its kind in the country.
Monday, November 01, 2004/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (618)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Mexican Candy Products Remain in Stores Despite...

A subsidiary of the Mars candy company continues to sell four products that contain high levels of lead, despite promises to withdraw the products from the U.S. market over three months ago, according to a report appearing in the Orange County Register on October 13. 
Sunday, October 17, 2004/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (728)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

State Senate Passes Mexican Candy Bill

A bill to limit lead in candies containing chilies and tamarind won Senate approval August 18th, the next to last step before it lands on Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's desk.
Sunday, August 22, 2004/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (829)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Los Angeles to Pay $2 Billion Over Sewage Spills

The city of Los Angeles has agreed to pay $2 billion to settle a complaint by a local environmental group over thousands of sewage spills in recent years, the U.S. Justice Department and federal environmental regulators said on Friday.
Thursday, August 05, 2004/Author: Rueters/Number of views (737)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Attorney General Sues Mexican Candy Manufacturers

SACRAMENTO, California Attorney General Bill Lockyer sued 33 companies that make or sell imported candies recently, after state tests showed the candy contains lead at levels that may be harmful to children.

Thursday, July 08, 2004/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (906)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

State warns about lead poisoning from chili-covered...

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- State health officials are investigating several cases of childhood lead poisoning in Kansas to see if there is any connection with chili-covered candies imported from Mexico.
Wednesday, June 23, 2004/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (604)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Assemblyman calls for probe on lead in some Mexican candies

SANTA ANA -- Prompted by a newspaper report, a state legislator on Thursday called for an investigation into why consumers were not told of dangerous levels of lead found in some Mexican candies sold in California and nationwide.
Thursday, April 29, 2004/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (809)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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