Prop 65 settlement OK’d for omega-3s

Prop 65 settlement OK’d for omega-3s

The Prop 65 settlement sets PCB standards similar to GOED member standards.

Thirty member companies of the Global Organization for EPA and DHA (GOED) settled the Prop 65 case for omega-3s and have been granted operating certainty around limits for PCBs and other toxins.

The agreement with the Mateel Environmental Justice Foundation provides operating certainty around Proposition 65 limits for dioxins, furans, PCBs and dioxin-like PCBs in products with EPA and DHA omega-3s. California had not previously set reproductive toxicity exposure limits for these compounds, or clarified how PCBs were to be measured for compliance with the State’s warning label law.

 The settlement’s PCB standards are similar to what already exists in the standards GOED requires of its members.        

Prop 65*To avoid triggering Prop 65 warning requirements in California, consumer products also need to make sure that total exposure of PCBs from the labeled dosage is less than 0.09mg (90ng).

Source: Global Organization for EPA and DHA (GOED).

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