At Booth Sales, your Girl Scout may be asked about California’s Proposition 65 Warning, which now appears on all Fall Product Order Cards and our licensed vendor websites. If asked for more information, you or your Girl Scout can explain that in accordance with new California law, consumers will now see this warning in many restaurants, grocery stores, and even hardware stores. The purpose of the Proposition is to alert consumers so they can make informed decisions regarding the products they consume.
Like many products sold in grocery stores and other retail outlets, Girl Scout Fall Products contain the chemical acrylamide, which was discovered in 2002 and is formed by the reaction of naturally occurring sugars and a particular amino acid when food is cooked at higher temperatures, such as when baked, roasted or fried. With few exceptions, the chemicals in food that appear on the Proposition 65 list are not intentionally added to food. They are picked up from the soil or formed during cooking or other processes.
The following warning will appear for all Girl Scout nut or candy products on girls’ order cards and on the licensed vendor websites (for directly shipped and girl-delivered orders) sold in California: “Consuming this product can expose you to chemicals, including acrylamide, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.” Customers can find more information about the warning here.
To be in compliance with the law, we are providing Girl Scouts with Proposition 65 tent cards, which must be displayed at all booth sales.
You can find more information at www.gscookiesetc.org/fallproduct/faqs. Click here for a Prop 65 tent card to be displayed at all booth sales.