Prop 65 Food Testing and list of chemicals
AGQ Labs USA offers premiere Prop 65 analytical testing and consultancy services to the food industry. We can help you interpret your results to ensure your compliance with Prop 65.
California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) guidelines use data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) performed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to determine the mean intake. A major problem with these publicly available databases is that they are published in a XPT format.
While the CDC has instructions on how to access these databases using a free version of software, the reality is that the free software freezes up when you try to open these files and you can’t access them. Additionally, this raw data has a lot of extra data that is not needed to determine the mean intake of a food product. Below there is a link to download this data in Excel to determine the mean intake a food product.
The Proposition 65 List, what types of chemicals are on the Proposition 65 list?
This information is provided to the public as a courtesy only. AGQ Labs USA can only assist our customers in determining the mean intake value of their products on a limited basis.
- California Prop 65 List of known chemicals to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm
- Safe harbor numbers
- National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey Data for Mean Intake (NHANES)
- Interpretative Guidelines for Prop 65
- State of California Department of Justice Office of the Attorney General’s website for Prop 65
Feel free to contact our Food Safety team for further information about Proposition 65 and food testing.