Wines Don’t Need Arsenic Warning, Calif. Appeals Court Says

Law360 (May 10, 2018, 6:23 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court refused to revive a proposed class action arguing wines that contain allegedly unsafe levels of arsenic should include an arsenic warning, saying the products' alcoholic beverage warning sufficiently notifies customers about potential risks.

A panel of California Second Appellate District judges on Wednesday said the lack of a separate arsenic warning on wines does not violate California's Proposition 65 labeling law, because the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment requires companies to disclose just one chemical for each health risk. In this case, the alcoholic beverage warning alerts customers that consuming the wine could result in cancer...

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