Last week, the California legislature approved Assembly Bill 418, the California Food Safety Act (AB 418), which is headed to Governor Gavin Newsom to sign or veto by October 14, 2023.

AB 418 seeks to prohibit the manufacturing, distribution, delivery, sale, holding, or offering for sale of food products for human consumption containing specific additive substances. This development follows similar actions taken by the European Union and other foreign jurisdictions, which have already banned or restricted the use of these additives in human food products. This aligns with California’s recent trend of adopting regulations on restricted substances in consumer goods […]

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