ALEXANDRIA, VA. - EAS Consulting Group will host a free webinar on California’s Proposition 65 and its implication for food safety and other aspects of food production.

California Proposition 65 and the Food Industry Key Issues and Practical Guidance will be held at 1 p.m. ET Sept. 24. Tom Jonaitis, an EAS independent consultant, will lead the discussion.

Proposition 65 is a statute that all companies selling products into California must comply with by providing warnings if their products contain certain chemicals that result in consumer exposure above a certain daily threshold. Failure to comply with the stringent requirements of Prop 65, which are above and beyond the requirements of any other federal or state safety/regulatory requirements, can result in costly enforcement action.

The food and dietary supplement industry have been frequently targeted for alleged violations, and industry as a whole pays out tens of millions of dollars each year to plaintiff lawyers finding non-compliant products, according to EAS.

Jonaitis will provide key insights into the compliance and enforcement trends in the food/supplement industry, important regulatory changes/case studies that highlight compliance issues, and practical guidance on how to ensure products are compliant and to avoid enforcement activity where possible.