Product Safety and Prop 65 Compliance FAQ

Magenta is committed to complying with federal and state regulations, including Prop 65. We strive to produce safe and good quality products.

Please read below for more information about Prop 65 and the testing and safety of our products. Please feel free to share this with anyone else who may find it helpful.

Do your products meet State and Federal regulations?

Magenta products are Prop 65 compliant for lead.  Our dinner and serve ware products meet and exceed both U.S. and California safety standards for food use.  Our third-party specialists help us ensure that our product meet quality, safety, and environmental standards imposed by Prop 65.  To do that, we send samples to third-party testing labs that follow standard test procedures as prescribed by each of the regulations set by the FDA and California Prop 65. This testing on our products confirms our compliance to state and federal regulations, and that we’re meeting the health and safety goals that we set for our products.

What is Prop 65?

In 1986, California voters approved an initiative called the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act - better known as Proposition 65. This proposition requires companies to place warning labels on products containing certain levels of substances. Each year a list of these substances is updated and published. The list has grown to include over 800 substances and includes additives or ingredients in pesticides, common household products, food, drugs, dyes, solvents, heavy metals, and even Vitamin A at particular levels. 

Lead is an element that exists in nature and can commonly be found in the soil, plants and water. It is widely distributed through the environment, therefore, is commonly eaten in foods and found throughout the food supply.  Here are some examples of lead content found in common foods. The food listed below is a small example of common foods that would require a prop 65 warning if the law was applied to food:

FoodMedian mcg/servingHighest found mcg/servingServing Size
Spinach, fresh/frozen1.477.034 oz. serving
Sweet Potatoes, fresh/baked1.597.264 oz. serving
Lettuce, leaf, raw0.571.594 oz. serving
Fruit juice blend (100% juice)0.852.386 oz. serving
Bread, cracked wheat0.682.386 oz. serving

 

Data from US Food & Drug Administration, Total Diet Study – Elements Results Summary Statistics, Market Baskets 2006-2013 http://www.fda.gov/downloads/food/foodscienceresearch/totaldietstudy/ucm184301.pdf

How do you ensure compliance with Prop 65?

We engage third-party certification laboratories to ensure our compliance with Prop 65. We send samples to third-party testing labs that follow standard test procedures as prescribed by the FDA and Prop 65.  Our third-party specialists help us ensure that our product meet quality, safety, and environmental standards imposed by Prop 65.

How do Prop 65 levels compare with other safety standards?

We have stringent standards for each of our products. All our products are subject to the California Proposition 65 test. Other countries and safety organizations have reviewed known studies and scientific evidence to produce safety guidelines, which determine the levels of heavy metals that can be consumed on a daily basis without causing harm. The Prop 65 levels are among the most stringent. In comparison, as Prop 65 allows for 0.5 micrograms of lead per day, the United States FDA allows 75 micrograms per day, the FAO/WHO and EU allow for 250 micrograms per day.

If you have further questions, please contact us at customerservice@magenta-inc.com.