US QUICK FACTS Food Contact Products,
Avery Dennison products that are used for food packaging and labeling may be subject to the main food safety law of the U.S., the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act (FFDCA). Under this law, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates food and food additives.
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US QUICK FACTS TSCA in the U.S.A,
The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) is the main chemical substances law in the U.S., administered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This federal law is designed to ensure that chemicals sold and used in the U.S. do not pose an unreasonable risk to health and the environment.
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US QUICK FACTS US CPSIA,
In the U.S., the 2008 Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) created a variety of requirements for children’s products, including substance content limits, testing and certification obligations, and requirements for tracking labels.
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US QUICK FACTS Conflict Minerals,
A conflict mineral is extracted in a conflict zone and sold to perpetuate the fighting. The U.S. Congress enacted legislation on conflict minerals because of concerns that the exploitation and trade of certain minerals by armed groups is helping to finance conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) region and contributing to a humanitarian crisis there. The legislation requires the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to create rules that require companies to audit and disclose use of conflict minerals.
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US QUICK FACTS Lacey Act,
The Lacey Act is a U.S. federal law designed to prevent trafficking in certain wildlife, fish, and plants. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) administers the law.
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US QUICK FACTS California Proposition 65,
California Proposition 65, which resulted in the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, was enacted in California as a ballot initiative in 1986. Under the law, the U.S. state of California maintains a list of chemicals that meet the state’s definition of chemicals known to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity. California Proposition 65 bans releases of these chemicals to any drinking water source, and requires any company doing business in the state to provide a warning if it exposes any individuals to the chemicals.