Gov. Gavin Newsom recently signed into law the California Food Safety Act and amendments to the 2020 Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act. Together, they ban four additives commonly used in popular snacks and beverages, and an additional 26 chemicals found in many personal care products.

Read on for details about these developments impacting food and personal care

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