California May Limit Prop 65 Short-Form Warnings To Packages Short On Space
California may move to limit when Prop 65 stakeholders can use short-form warnings on products instead of longer-form warnings because firms are opting for the shorter warnings at an unexpected rate. Manufacturers may be leaning on the short-form too much for the state's taste and to the surprise of food and drug lawyers.
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