In the News April 4, 2014

Maureen Gorsen Quoted in Natural Products Insider

Maureen Gorsen, partner in the firm’s Environmental & Land Use Group, was quoted in a Natural Products Insider article titled “OEHHA Prop 65 Draft Would Affect Supplements.”

The article discussed Proposition 65, a law intended to alert consumers about the presence of dangerous chemicals in foods, supplements and consumer products, and how California Governor Edmund Brown, Jr., wants to reform Prop. 65 to include reducing the potential for groundless litigation, furnish the public with more detailed warnings and modify certain safe harbor levels at which warnings are not required. This would be the most significant changes to the regulations in more than two decades.

“To date, Prop 65 litigation hasn't focused on the content of the warnings, but rather whether a warning was required,” Gorsen said.

“What OEHHA is proposing will open up the door to more litigation because, in part, the content in the warnings will vary from product to product,” she said.

"Where is the reform in any of this?" Gorsen asked. "They are just making it more complex."
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