CSPI Letter to Gavin Newsom RE: AB 418 & AB 899 Signature Request

CSPI urges Governor Newsom to sign two bills that would greatly improve the safety of foods sold in California

The California Food Safety Act, AB 418, prohibits companies from adding to food four chemicals that are linked to cancer, reproductive harm, and other serious adverse health effects.

AB 899 mandates that baby food manufacturers who sell or distribute their products in California routinely test their products for lead, arsenic, cadmium, and mercury—toxic elements that cause permanent brain damage, cancer, and other serious harm—and make the results of those tests available to the state and the public.

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