From Food Safety News:

The Environmental Law Foundation filed Notices of Violation of California Proposition 65 Toxics Right to Know Law this month, alleging the toxic chemical lead was found in a variety of children’s and baby foods.

The notice claims that the children’s foods contain enough lead in a single serving that the products require a warning under California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (“Proposition 65” or “Prop 65”).

Under Prop 65, the Governor publishes a list of chemicals “known to the State to cause cancer or reproductive harm.” Lead is listed as both and was among the first substances listed in 1987. According to Before It’s News, if any consumer product contains a listed chemical at a level that presents a “significant risk” the manufacturer and retailer must give a “clear and reasonable warning” about the exposure.

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