California Proposition 65

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Why do I see a warning on the label of some of your products?

California Proposition 65 (California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986) requires a warning for any product that contains any of the 800+ compounds on a list they determined to be dangerous to human health. See the list here: Proposition 65 list. The standard set by California is significantly more strict than the standard established by other food safety organizations, notably the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the World Health Organization (WHO). See more on that below. Also, there is no distinction made between compounds naturally occurring (as is the case with our ingredients) and added compounds, for example industry contaminants.  Though we are confident about the safety of our products, it is also important to us to be compliant with public health authorities, and this includes California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, which established Proposition 65. See more about Proposition 65: Proposition 65 in Plain Language

What products or ingredients that you sell are affected by Proposition 65?

Cacao powder — all cacao powder — contains naturally occurring lead and cadmium. We use organic cacao powder in Organic Cacao Goji and Organic Coconut Fig Superfood+ flavors, and we also sell Organic Cacao Powder.

Maca powder — all maca powder — contains naturally occurring lead. We use maca powder in our Organic Lemon Pomegranate flavor.

Are your products safe?

Yes, we observe strict standards through the course of our ingredient procurement and manufacturing. We have regular monitoring to maintain GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) Certification with a licensed 3rd party in order to be compliant with the FDA standard, as well as local, and state standards. On a voluntary basis, we opt to be participate with the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) system, which is extremely rigourous. As we gather ingredients and make Chunks of Energy, we are constantly checking quality and safety checkpoints to make sure we meet them. And we do 🙂

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