I'm in the market, innocently checking out the vinegar, and see this
“CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING
The Red Wine Vinegars and Balsamic Vinegars on this shelf contain lead, a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.”
I never knew that.
Googling, it seems like this has been going on for a few years now. Some people think the lead is sucked up from the soil the grapes are grown in. The others say it is the manufacturling process.
If it is in the soil, wouldn't the same warning be on wine and grape juice?
This seemed a good blog about it.
I liked the conclusion which said the warning lets the consumer decide if they want to buy the product or not.
This site had some good links in response to the question about lead in vinegar
Who'd think that living dangereously might mean dressing my salad topped with mercury-laden canned tuna with lead-laced vinagrette. One would hope the lettuce doesn't have samonella ... I think I"m going back to eating chocolate cake ... with ice cream ... it might be better for my health.