March 29, 2021 - Associated Industries of Missouri (AIM) today joined 184 other companies and organizations representing manufacturers across the nation in a letter asking for withdrawal of proposed amendments to the State of California's Prop 65 labeling requirements.
Prop 65 requires labels on products that are "known to the State of California to cause cancer." In particular, the new amendments would prohibit the use of a shorter warning when the product has sufficient space to include a much more detailed warning. Of course, such warning labels can affect consumers' confidence in products. Complying with such labeling requirements means manufacturers, who likely do not know the destination of their products when they are manufacturing them, must put the labels on all their products containing the materials on the California list.
AIM is also a plaintiff in a lawsuit on similar grounds challenging California's Prop 65 warning requirement on glyphosate, given the fact that the EPA has found the chemical to be safe in numerous studies. The State of California relies on one analysis by an international organization that found the chemical may cause cancer to require the labeling of glyphosate products in California.