The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, also known as California Proposition 65 has undergone multiple amendments. Two of these are in response to the increased e-commerce market for alcoholic beverages. The second amendment becomes effective on April 1 and requires the following: For alcoholic beverages sold over the internet or via a catalog, a warning must also be provided to the purchaser or delivery recipient either prior to or contemporaneously with the delivery of the product (see also 27 CFR 25607.3 (3) (A). The warning must be provided on either on or in the shipping container or delivery package or by email or text message as part of an electronic purchase or delivery confirmation. These Prop 65 warnings are mandated in addition to any warnings already present on the containers of alcoholic beverage products. A BPA warning may be made in addition to the alcoholic beverage warning depending on packaging.
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Posted on 1 April 2021