California Prop 65

Why are you seeing this warning on certain Tosi Products?

Some of Tosi's products contain “heavy metal minerals” absorbed from the environment which the State of California requires our company (and many others) to feature the Proposition 65 warning label for food products containing lead content. While we understand the importance of this law, we respectfully disagree with its broad designation and want to assure you that all Tosi Snacks are certified organic, NON GMO verified, and safe for daily consumption.

Source: FDA

What is Prop 65?

The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 known as Prop 65 is an initiative that was passed in California that requires the state to publish a list of chemicals known to cause cancer or birth defects or reproductive harm. Since 1986 the list has grown to include about 800 chemicals. The state of California designates a maximum allowable level of each chemical per day referred to as a safe harbor limit. These limits are then calculated with a threshold of 1,000 times below an observable effect limit. The observable effect limit is often calculated with animal studies. These limits set by California are much more stringent than nationally and internationally recognized limits presented by FDA, EPA, WHO and EU.

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