Here at Shroomeats and Friendly Foods Intl, we work hard to source the cleanest and most nutritious ingredients possible. We consider the health of people and the planet when making sourcing and manufacturing decisions, so heavy metals are a great concern for us. After reading the results of the recent Consumer Reports deep dive into other mushroom companies’ heavy metals analysis, we sent out our products for updated testing. We were happy to see that all of our products tested within USFDA’s heavy metals standards.


What is Prop 65?

California’s Proposition 65, also known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, requires businesses to provide warnings about significant exposures to chemicals that cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. These chemicals can be in the products they purchase or in their homes or workplaces.


Why is the label on our Mushroom products?

The warning on our products is there because mushrooms contain naturally occurring lead and cadmium, which are found in the soil and can be absorbed by plants like mushrooms. It's important to note that these elements are found in many foods we eat every day, from fruits and vegetables to nuts and spices.

Many larger companies do not have this warning on their products. They may have the money to pay for large settlements. They may be part of a larger, slow-moving lawsuit.

Friendly Foods Intl is a boot-strapped small business. Today, we are compliant with this law as we are exempt due to our small business size. However, as we grow we know we will need to continue to be compliant. Due to this, we cannot afford Prop 65 litigation. We volunteer to label our mushroom products with a Prop 65 warning.


Our Commitment to Safety

Our mushroom products have levels of these substances that are lower than the amount that would pose a health risk according to the FDA and other food safety standards. However, because we care about complete transparency and your right to be informed, we include the warning to comply with California law.


Continued Excellence in Quality

We source our ingredients with the utmost care, ensuring they meet not only our high standards for quality and taste but also our commitment to sustainability and ethical practices. Our goal is always to offer you products that are not just safe to enjoy but are part of a balanced, healthful diet.


Our Promise to You

We understand that you trust us to provide not only delicious but also safe and healthy options. We take this responsibility seriously and are committed to upholding the highest standards in every product we create. For more detailed information about Proposition 65, we encourage you to visit Proposition 65 Warnings Website

Thank you for choosing Shroomeats, where mealtime is always inclusive.