What is California Proposition 65?

Proposition 65, officially known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, was enacted as a ballot initiative in November 1986. The proposition protects the state's drinking water sources from being contaminated with chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm, and requires businesses to inform Californians about exposures to such chemicals. The law requires the warning label even if the amount of chemical or chance of exposure is extremely small.

For detail information on Proposition 65 and its requirements, please visit the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment website at

Here at Jean's Restaurant Supply we are labeling all products that Proposition 65 may or may not apply to, solely for the benefit of customers in California.

Example of the label used on our website:

Attention CA Residents: Prop 65 Warning