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SYRACUSE CHINA COMPLIES WITH PROP. 65; LEAD TESTINGS STANDARDS STRICTEST IN NATION

 SYRACUSE, N.Y., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- In a precedent-setting agreement with the State of California, Syracuse China Corporation today announced that its products will not require lead warning notices under terms of the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986.
 The agreement is predicated on the china manufacturer's commitment to permanent, extensive and on-going testing. Known as Proposition 65, the act sets uniform standards for and requires consumers be notified of exposure levels to certain chemicals, including lead, which is a component in some tableware. The California standard is the strictest in the nation, exceeding the Federal Food and Drug Administration guidelines.
 "What this means is that foodservice operators who use Syracuse China do not need to provide independent testing to prove that their chinaware is in compliance with Prop. 65," according to Charles Goodman, Syracuse China Corporation president. "That's critically important to the foodservice operators financially. Comprehensive testing can cost thousands of dollars per pattern batch. It is important for foodservice operators and distributors to know that our company is committed to only shipping products into the State of California that meet Prop. 65's standards, thereby eliminating any need for operators who use Syracuse China to post consumer warning notices."
 The State of California recently brought claims against 10 makers of ceramicware, including Syracuse China, alleging that they failed to give notices regarding lead. All were members of the Coalition for Safe Ceramicware. Although the amount of lead that may migrate into food from quality ceramic tableware is extremely small, even these tiny levels, if they are above Proposition 65 permitted limits, require consumer warning notices from manufacturers, distributors and restaurants.
 Under the law, manufacturers, distributors and restaurants must prove their products fully satisfy Proposition 65 standards regarding chemical exposures to avoid posting warning notices.
 "By virtue of agreement with the Attorney General's Office and the company's commitment to sustain an extensive on-going testing program, Syracuse China is now pleased to have the attorney general's concurrence that its products do not require warning notices. Syracuse China understands the importance of sparing our foodservice operators the costs and time delays associated with Prop. 65 testing and potential consumer uncertainties raised through the use of warning notices," Goodman said.
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 /CONTACT: Chris Arnold of Syracuse China Corporation, 315-455-5671; or Ann G. Higbee of Eric Mower and Associates, 315-466-1000, for Syracuse China Corporation/


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