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Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation and communication in the implementation of Proposition 65 with respect to exposure to Proposition 65 listed chemicals in food or food additives between the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment and the California Department of Food and Agriculture.
This Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) serves as a mechanism for formalizing the communication and cooperation concerning OEHHA’s implementation of Proposition 65 with respect to exposure to Proposition 65 listed chemicals in foods. Specifically, it describes the types of information that will be shared between the two agencies prior to public release and a mechanism by which the sharing can be accomplished.
OEHHA and CDFA benefit from working together when the implementation of Proposition 65 invovles listed chemicals in food. Sharing information, expertise and resources will benefit the state’s significant interest in protecting and promoting a safe and healthy food supply along with OEHHA’s duties in implementing Proposition 65 as it applies to listed chemicals that may be found in California’s soil, food products, agricultural pesticides and fertilizers.
For more information on the memorandum, please see the OEHHA link above.