Section 25607.31 - Warnings for Exposure to Bisphenol A from Canned and Bottled Foods and Beverages (California Code of Regulations)

§ 25607.31. Warnings for Exposure to Bisphenol A from Canned and Bottled Foods and Beverages

(a) Method of Transmission: Warnings for canned and bottled foods and beverages, as defined in subsection 25607.30(c), that contain bisphenol A shall be provided at each point of sale, as defined in section 25607.30(d), by posting a warning sign that includes the language set out in section 25607.31(b). Such warning signs must be no smaller than 5 by 5 inches and be displayed with such conspicuousness, as compared with other words, statements, designs, or devices at the point of sale, as to render it likely to be read and understood by an ordinary individual prior to purchase of the products that contain bisphenol A. For products sold over the internet, the warning must be prominently displayed to the purchaser either on the product display page or otherwise on a webpage prior to completing the purchase.

(b) Content of Warning Sign:

(1) The word "WARNING" in all capital letters and bold print, and

(2) The words: "Many food and beverage cans have linings containing bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical known to the State of California to cause harm to the female reproductive system. Jar lids and bottle caps may also contain BPA. You can be exposed to BPA when you consume foods or beverages packaged in these containers. For more information go to: www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/BPA.

(c) This subsection shall become inoperative one year after the date of adoption unless reenacted by the lead agency.

(1. Renumbering and amendment of former subsection 25603.3(g) to new section 25607.31 filed 8-30-2016; operative 8-30-2018 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(2). For current law, see sections under Article 6, operative until August 30, 2018 (Register 2016, No. 36).)

Note: Authority cited: Sections 25249.12 and 25249.11(f), Health and Safety Code. Reference: Sections 25249.6, 25249.7(k) and 25249.11, Health and Safety Code.

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