California's Proposition 65
We take pride in providing the highest quality raw and organic superfoods. It is our obligation to our customers to provide a safe product. We want to assure all our customers that our superfood products are safe for consumption.
In California, the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, known as Proposition 65, established strict standards for over 800 chemicals, compounds and metals, some of which are found in certain consumer products and foods, including our own. Through diligent testing, we have determined that certain of our products contain naturally occurring lead or cadmium. California’s Proposition 65, therefore, requires that these products be labelled to indicate the presence of these heavy metals, which are known to possibly cause cancer or reproductive harm. Currently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) offer very little in the way of standards for heavy metals in foods, other than specific products such as mercury in tuna, for example. The European Union (EU) similarly does not set hard limits except for certain categories of foods and specific chemicals.
We believe that the presence of these chemicals, at extremely low concentrations at which they can be found, is the result of natural processes and the natural propensity of plants to bind to these elements. We recognize that we live on a volcanic planet, and that fact, coupled with human activity, has contributed to the dispersion of many substances into the environment. In particular, heavy metals such as lead, cadmium, inorganic arsenic, and other substances that are commonly found in foods are of concern to everyone. Certain foods grown in conditions where such chemicals are found, either by natural or man-made causes, have a propensity to take up these chemicals during growth, and can sometimes be concentrated by processing. We do not add chemicals to our products, but our products are nevertheless thoroughly tested for the presence of various chemicals and heavy metals to ensure they are safe for customers and comply with organic standards as well applicable local, state, national and international regulations.
We understand that there is a lot of information circulating that could be alarming to consumers when expressed without context or established standards. We can all agree that nobody wants heavy metals in food. But it is, for better or worse, a part of the natural world. We believe our products are safe. To put it simply, we would not sell anything that we would not eat.
Yours in health,
COO | President
Earth Circle Organics
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