What is Proposition 65?
Proposition 65 (“Prop 65”) is a California law formally known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act. Prop 65 is a unique California only “right to know” law that requires products sold in California or online and shipped to California customers to bear a warning notice about potential exposure to any of the over 1,000 substances listed by the state as causing cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. The list includes synthetic and naturally occurring chemicals that are found in common household products including food, medications, and other products. Products containing lead, cadmium, or other listed substances, even in very small amounts, must have a California Proposition 65 warning. If your shipping address is in California you must agree that you understand and consent to the following which applies to every product we ship to California:
California Proposition 65 WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/food and
California Proposition 65 WARNING: Consuming this product can expose you to chemicals, including lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For further information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/food
For additional information about California Proposition 65 see http://www.oehha.ca.gov/prop65.html
Prop 65 warnings may be required for any product that exposes an individual in California to any chemical listed under the law. This is not just about food but includes any item that has the possibility of having any of these "chemicals". This includes computers, electrical wires, jewelry, padlocks, schools, dishes, flashlights, coffee shops, clothing, cars, restaurants, mobile phones, TV’s, furniture, alcohol, diesel engines, amusement parks, parking lots, hardware stores, gas stations, hospitals, etc. Even testosterone and estrogen, which are naturally produced by your body are listed under Prop 65.
Prop 65 does not ban any products from being sold in California; it simply requires warning labels or signage whenever exposure could cause more than “one excess case of cancer in 100,000 individuals exposed to the chemical over a 70-year lifetime.” Even if a substance is present in an amount 1,000 times below the “no observable effect” level a Prop 65 warning must be displayed.
Lawsuits to enforce Prop 65 against manufacturers may be instituted by the State of California, or much more frequently by private “bounty hunters” and their attorneys who profit from the law. Recently, the dietary supplement industry has been subject to aggressive enforcement by private Proposition 65 bounty hunters over the alleged lead and other heavy metals contained in various supplements and food.
Lead is a naturally occurring element that is found throughout the environment, including in soils where it can be taken up by plants and herbs. Many plants, plant extracts, and minerals used in dietary supplement products contain some level of lead, which is a chemical listed under Proposition 65. Detectable lead can also be found in a variety of food products that are generally considered part of a healthy diet, including fruit juice, seaweed, ginger, and chocolate, all of which have also been the subject of Proposition 65 enforcement.
Under federal laws, the federal government cannot take action to limit the use of a chemical unless it has been proven unsafe. So a chemical is generally considered safe unless there is scientific evidence to the contrary. But under California Prop 65, the presumption of culpability is flipped so a company must prove its product is safe and free of every chemical listed under Prop 65.
The reason you now see this label on our products is, after many years and many lawsuits, the attorneys are running out of companies in California to sue. So they have begun pursuing companies outside of the state that ship product to California. For smaller companies like ourselves, it is not feasible to make a special label only for products shipping to the state of California so we have been forced to add the Prop 65 warning to every product we sell no matter where we ship it to.
The FDA, USDA, European Union, and World Health Organization do not agree with the California Prop 65 law and have found no scientific merit to back it up.
Everything we eat contains tiny amounts of heavy metals (defined as chemicals under Prop 65) due to the fact that they naturally occur in the environment. The FDA has set guidelines on what is considered safe and laboratory testing of our products is done to ensure they not only meet but exceed these limits.
Prop 65 was originally created by the state of California to protect the consumer, but some lawyers have taken advantage for their own profit. In 2008 the average settlement was $123,000 and for those companies that try to defend themselves in court, the costs have been even higher. The vast majority of these settlement costs end up in the pockets of the attorneys, who brought the case, as legal fees. For this reason, we have been forced to put the warning labels on any product we ship to the state of California even if the naturally occurring levels of heavy metals are well below Prop 65 levels.
At Z Natural Foods we understand that, due to the state of our environment, consumers need to be proactive in order to have vibrant health. We have produced guidelines that you may want to consider in order to achieve this goal. Most importantly, we need to focus on how the body responds to external stressors, especially the ones we have no control over. In order to support the body's ability to have a healthy stress response the following guidelines will be very helpful:
To learn more about California Prop 65 please visit these sites:
http://www.theiplawblog.com/2014/01/articles/legal-info/proposition-65-twenty-seven-years-later-and-still-no-observable-effect/ https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0971/6576/files/prop65_explained_jan2016.pdf?12587164411280906725 https://www.nowfoods.com/now/nowledge/california-residents-proposition-65-warning-faqs
The list of companies and products cited for non-compliance of Prop 65 is long and growing. Below are a few examples of companies in the nutritional supplement industry that have been pursued because of Prop 65 violations:
Advanced Nutrient Science
Advanced Physicians Formula (NHK Laboratories)
AL Global Corporation
Alfa Vitamins Lab
ALL ONE Nutritech
Aloe Vera of America
Amazon Herb Company American Body Building Products
American BodyBuilding Products
Arbonne International (Arbonne Essentials)
Arise & Shine Herbal Products
AST Sport Science
ATF Fitness Products
Beauty & Health International
Biotics Research Corporation
Bristol Farms Pure Synergy
Continental Vitamin Company
Creations Garden Natural Products
Dr. Schulze’s American Botanical Pharmacy
EarthLab (Wise Woman Herbals)
Full Green Circle
Garden of Life
General Nutrition Centers
Genisoy Food Company
GHC ND Operations
Global Healing Center
Golden Flower Chinese Herbs
Golden Neo-Life Diamite International
Good Life International
Great American Products
Health Body Services
Healthy Body Services
Healthy Natural Systems International
Heritage Health Products Company
ICA Health (Dr. Wilson’s Original Formulations)
Inner Health Group
Institute for Vibrant Living
Integrated Sports Science
Integrity Health Group
It Works Global
Kan Herb Company
Life Extension (XtendOLife)
Life Force International
Max Muscle Sports Nutrition
MET-Rx Engineered Nutrition
Mountain Rose Herbs
Natura Health Products
Naturade Operating Corporation
Nature’s Answer (Greens Today, Tru Cleanse, etc.)
Nature’s Herb Company
Nature’s Sunshine Products
Nature’s Way Products
New England Greens
Nu Skin Enterprises
Organic By Nature
Ortho Molecular Products
Promax Nutrition Corporation
Pure Planet Products
ReNew Life Formulas
Robbins Research International
Self Health Resource Center (Dr. Clark Store)
Sonne’s Organic Foods
Tao of Wellness
The Clean Program Corp.
The Synergy Company
Trace Minerals Research
TRC Nutritional Laboratories
United Herbal Sciences
United States Nutrition
Vega (Sequel Naturals)
Vitamin Research Products
Wellness Watchers Global
WellNX Life Sciences
Windmill Health Products
World Health Products
A Few Distributors:
Swanson Health Products
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Review. Z Natural Foods DOES NOT AND CANNOT REVIEW ALL COMMUNICATIONS AND MATERIALS POSTED OR UPLOADED TO THE SERVICE AND; IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTENT OF THESE COMMUNICATIONS AND MATERIALS. However, Z Natural Foods RESERVES THE RIGHT TO BLOCK OR REMOVE COMMUNICATIONS OR MATERIALS THAT IT DETERMINES TO BE (A) ABUSIVE, DEFAMATORY, OR OBSCENE, (B) FRAUDULENT, DECEPTIVE, OR MISLEADING, (C) IN VIOLATION OF A COPYRIGHT, TRADEMARK OR; OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHT OF ANOTHER OR (D) OFFENSIVE OR OTHERWISE UNACCEPTABLE TO Z Natural Foods AT ITS SOLE DISCRETION. ANY MESSAGES, ADVICE, OPINIONS OR OTHER INFORMATION CONTAINED IN ANY DISCUSSION AREA SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS PROFESSIONAL ADVICE OR INSTRUCTION.
Indemnification. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Z Natural Foods its Sites, Service, Service Providers, assignees, agents, employees, consultants, independent contractors, officers, directors, shareholders, parent companies, subsidiaries, sister companies, members, affiliates, predecessors and successors, suppliers and Licensors (collectively the "Service Providers") from and against any and all losses, Disputes, disagreement, bargained-for exchange disputes, misrepresentations, expenses, false statements, medical bills, false characterizations, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees, resulting from any violation of this Agreement or any activity related to Z Natural Foods services, related purchase, marketing and advertising, laboratory testing and reports, supplement facts/nutrition facts, marketing, promotions, product descriptions, product labels, product claims, Certificate of Analysis results (CoA), product quality, product purity, product testing, product contamination, product heavy metal content, California Proposition 65 (California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986), website performance, website content written and implied, arising from or relating to disagreements about the meaning or application of this Agreement, its interpretation, or the breach, termination or validity thereof, and the relationships which result from this Agreement (including, to the full extent permitted by applicable law, relationships with third parties who are not signatories to this Agreement), to your account (including negligent or wrongful conduct) by you or any other person accessing the Site or Service. It includes claims based on broken promises, incorrect product information or claims, bargained-for exchange illusory promises, misinformation, miscommunication, contracts, torts, or other wrongful actions. It also includes statutory, common law, equitable claims, express, and implied warranties.
Third-Party Rights. The provisions of paragraph 37 (Indemnification) are for the benefit of Z Natural Foods and its members, officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, suppliers, and Licensors. Each of these individuals or entities shall have the right to assert and enforce those provisions directly against you on its own behalf.
Hyper-Links to Third Party Sites. We and the Parent Companies are not responsible for links to third-party sites ("Outside Sites") that are made available, or that you use, on or in connection with Z Natural Foods or Community Sites. We do not verify, endorse, or have any responsibility for Outside Sites, their business or privacy practices, or any associated goods or services. If an Outside Site obtains or collects Personal Information from you, we are not responsible. Therefore, always use your own best judgment when dealing with an Outside Site.
Term; Termination. This Agreement shall commence upon your accessing the Site, Service, or Service Provider. This Agreement may be terminated by Z Natural Foods without notice at any time for any reason and may be terminated by you upon notice to Z Natural Foods at any time for any reason. The provisions of paragraphs 17 (Warranties), 20 (Limitation of Liability), 21-26 (Binding arbitration; waiver of class action rights; severability), 31-34 (Copyright, Licenses, Use Restrictions, and Idea Submissions), 37 (Indemnification), 38 (Third Party Rights), 49 (Miscellaneous), 50-53 (Proposition 65), 59-63 (Contract Terms) shall survive any termination of this Agreement.
Registration & Eligibility. Use of the Z Natural Foods Services and registration to be a Member for the Z Natural Foods Services (“Membership”) is void where prohibited. You affirm that you are either more than 18 years of age, or an emancipated minor, or possess legal parental or guardian consent and are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in these Terms & Conditions, and to abide by and comply with these Terms & Conditions. By using the Z Natural Foods Services, you represent and warrant that (a) all registration information you submit is truthful and accurate; (b) you will maintain the accuracy of such information; (c) you will only create one account and; (d)your use of the Z Natural Foods Services does not violate any applicable law or regulation. ALL VISITORS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN AT ALL TIMES.
To register with Z Natural Foods you must provide a valid e-mail address (username) and password as well as certain other information. You may provide only true, complete, and current information about yourself. Your Login gives you access to your Z Natural Foods account and Z Natural Foods services. You may not allow anyone else to access or use your Z Natural Foods account. You are responsible for all activities that occur under your Z Natural Foods account. If you are between 13 and 17 you must provide your parents or legal guardians with your current Login details at all times. You may not disclose your Login to anyone else. You agree to immediately notify us if you believe there may be any unauthorized access or use of your Z Natural Foods account, or any other security concern.
When you join Z Natural Foods you may select a display name or use your First name, which will be displayed next to your profile picture within the Site. Display names are not exclusive, users may choose the same or similar display names. You may change your display name. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to modify or delete your display name and/or Account/Profile/URL at any time, without notice or responsibility to anyone.
Return Policies. Customer satisfaction is very important to us and we will do what we can to make it right. If there is a problem with your order, please let us know and we will be happy to provide usage assistance and discuss all the options with you.
We guarantee the freshness and purity of our products when stored properly. It is normal for the taste, smell, texture, color, density, and clumpiness to vary from batch to batch due to seasonal variations and the unique nature of our raw minimally processed products. Therefore we are unable to accept returns and give refunds based on personal tastes, preferences, or natural variances from batch to batch.
Z Natural Foods, at its sole discretion, on a case by case basis, will determine if a product may be returned within 30 days of purchase. Orders over 30 days old cannot be returned or refunded. Custom blended and custom packaged products cannot be returned or refunded. Before returning any product, the customer must contact Z Natural Foods to obtain an RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization) number. Returns will not be accepted without prior approval. Shipping charges are not refundable and products must be returned unopened and unused, in good, re-sellable condition in order for a credit or refund to be granted. Opened food products may not be returned. Return shipping and handling charges may apply to undeliverable or refused packages. Credit or refund will be given only after the product is returned and inspected and a minimum restocking fee of 20% may apply at Z Natural Foods sole discretion. Z Natural Foods is not responsible for return shipping costs.
If there is damage during shipping or an error in the products shipped, Z Natural Foods may, at its sole discretion, reship or refund the shipment and may require the return of the original shipment.
This return policy applies to orders purchased directly from Z Natural Foods. If you purchased a Z Natural Foods product at a retail store or other resale location, please contact that seller regarding your return. The customer must read and understand all product details including country of origin and ingredients before ordering.
Miscellaneous. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Florida. You agree that any legal action or proceeding between Z Natural Foods and you for any purpose concerning this Agreement or the parties' obligations hereunder shall be brought exclusively in binding arbitration of competent jurisdiction sitting in Palm Beach County, Florida. You hereby waive your right to a jury trial in any action with respect to Z Natural Foods and the subject matter of this Agreement. Any cause of action or claim you may have with respect to the Service must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises. Z Natural Foods failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of this Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. Neither the course of conduct between the parties nor trade practice shall act to modify any provision of this Agreement. Z Natural Foods may assign its rights and duties under this Agreement to any party at any time without notice to you.
Proposition 65. Prop 65 is a California law formally known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act. Prop 65 is a unique California only “right to know” law that requires products sold in California or online to California customers to bear warning notices about potential exposure to any of the over 1,000 substances listed by the state as causing cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. The list includes synthetic and naturally occurring chemicals that are found in common household products including food, drugs, and other products. Listed chemicals including lead, cadmium, and products containing even very small amounts of these or any other listed chemical must have a California Proposition 65 warning. If your shipping address is in California you must agree that you understand and consent to the following which applies to every product we ship to California:
California Proposition 65 WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/food
California Proposition 65 WARNING: Consuming this product can expose you to chemicals, including lead, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For further information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/food
For additional information about California Proposition 65 see http://www.oehha.ca.gov/prop65.html
Use of Z Natural Foods products for further manufacturing, repackaging, private labeling or retailing: If a client uses Z Natural Foods products for further manufacturing, repackaging, private labeling or resells Z Natural Foods products, it assumes all responsibility in compliance and Proposition 65 Notice requirements for products directly or indirectly sold in California, or placed in commerce for sale in California, and assumes responsibility for providing proper and compliant notice and warning materials to the authorized agents of retailers, as described in California Code of Regulations Title 27 § 25600.2(b) and (c). This must include a notice that the product requires an Internet warning if it will be or may be sold online.
California Proposition 65 Warning on Finished Products: Clients producing products, whether supplied in retail or bulk packaging, shall be solely responsible to determine if the product contains a listed chemical at a concentration that requires notice and, if so, label the product or its retail packaging with the warning as required. It is the responsibility of the client to verify that finished products comply with these limits and comply with all local laws, including California Proposition 65compliant product labeling and online warnings. Failure to do so can result in significant legal fees and civil penalties.
As a condition of purchasing Z Natural Foods Products, the client agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Z Natural Foods and to pay for legal expenses and legal counsel of Z Natural Foods’ choice necessary to defend any California Proposition 65 Claims arising from client’s failure to provide Proposition 65 notice to a downstream agent, retailer or customer.
Your Guarantees. You guarantee that: (a) you have the legal right and ability to enter into and comply with this Agreement, or if you are under 18 or under the age of majority where you live, your parents or legal guardians have agreed to this Agreement on your behalf; (b) all information you provide to us is accurate, complete and current; (c) you own or have all rights necessary to perform under this Agreement, and (d) your activities are lawful in any jurisdiction where you use Z Natural Foods
Certain Products & Services. RSS Feeds and Podcasts The Site may provide RSS Feeds ("RSS Feeds") consisting of selected text, audio, video, and photographic content ("Content") from the Site that is provided over the Internet using an XML feed. Certain RSS Feeds may be podcasts ("Podcasts") which may include as part of the Content an associated audio, video, and/or photographic file where the audio and/or video file may be downloaded and played from a user's Device or transferred to a portable listening device. Certain software and hardware are required for users to download and view and/or play Content through RSS Feeds. Content is protected by U.S. Federal and State laws, and applicable foreign laws, regulations and treaties, and all rights in and to the Content are reserved to Z Natural Foods or the content provider. Content is available for personal, non-commercial use only and you may download, copy and/or transfer to a Device or through a Device to another Device the RSS Feeds and associated Content for your personal, non-commercial use only. You shall not, nor will you allow any third party to, reproduce, modify, create derivative works of, display, perform, publish, distribute, disseminate, broadcast or circulate to any third party, or otherwise use any Content except as expressly authorized in this Section 11.
By your access to and use of RSS Feeds, you understand, acknowledge and agree that the Site, Z Natural Foods the Parent Companies and their Affiliates do not warrant that its RSS Feeds will operate on all user equipment.
If Z Natural Foods offers products and services through applications available on your wireless or other mobile Device (such as a mobile phone) (the "Mobile Application Services"), these Mobile Application Services are governed by the Additional Terms governing the applicable Mobile Application Service. We do not charge for these Mobile Application Services unless otherwise provided in the applicable Additional Terms. However, your wireless carrier's standard messaging rates and other messaging, data, and other rates and charges will apply to certain Mobile Application Services. You should check with your carrier to find out what plans your carrier offers and how much the plans cost. In addition, the use or availability of certain Mobile Application Services may be prohibited or restricted by your wireless carrier, and not all Mobile Application Services may work with all wireless carriers or Devices. Therefore, you should check with your wireless carrier to find out if the Mobile Application Services are available for your wireless Device, and what restrictions, if any, may be applicable to your use of such Mobile Application Services. If you change or deactivate your wireless telephone number, you agree to promptly update your Mobile Application Services account information to ensure that your messages are not sent to the person that subsequently acquires your old number.
Under no circumstances will Z Natural Foods the Parent Companies or any Affiliates be responsible for any wireless email, text messaging or other charges incurred by a user (or any person that has access to a user's wireless device, telephone number, or email address) using any Mobile Application Services.
Acceptance. By ordering any product from Z Natural Foods whether by clicking through over the internet, telephone, facsimile, or otherwise, the customer agrees to be bound by these Terms and Conditions, as well as the "Acceptance of Contract Terms" in this agreement.
The following ("Contract Terms") are terms of a legal agreement between you and Z Natural Foods By accessing, browsing and/or using ZNaturalFoods.com ("Site"), you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree, to be bound by these terms and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including U.S. export and re-export control laws and regulations. If you do not agree to these terms, do not use this Site and Services. You are still bound by all of our policies even if you fail to read all of our policies. The material provided on this Site is protected by law, including, but not limited to, United States Copyright Law and international treaties. This Site is controlled and operated by Z Natural Foods from its offices within the United States. Z Natural Foods makes no representation that materials in the Site are appropriate or available for use in other locations, and access to them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access this Site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws.
Information accessible on this site is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Information is often general in nature and may be helpful to some persons but not others, depending upon their personal medical needs. Above all, you should always consult with your personal physician prior to TAKING ANY DIETARY, NUTRITIONAL, HERBAL OR HOMEOPATHIC SUPPLEMENT, changing or undertaking a new diet, exercise program, or supplementation program. Your physician is often in the best position to evaluate whether any particular diet or exercise program is best for you. Advance consultation with your physician is particularly important if you are under eighteen (18) years old, pregnant, nursing, or have health problems. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this site.
Z Natural Foods does not warrant and shall have no liability for information provided in this site regarding recommendations concerning supplements for any and all health purposes. This information is provided solely as a guideline to be used when discussing a program with a healthcare professional. The claims made about specific nutrients or products have not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration or the US Department of Agriculture. Dietary supplements are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. Z Natural Foods makes no guarantee or warranty, express or implied, with respect to any products or services sold, including any warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
The information is compiled from a variety of sources ("Information Providers"). Neither Z Natural Foods nor any Information Provider shall be responsible for information provided herein under any theory of liability or indemnity. Liability of Z Natural Foods or Information Providers, if any, for damages (including, without limitation, liability arising out of contract, negligence, strict liability, tort or patent or copyright infringement) shall not exceed the fees paid by the user for the particular information or service provided. In no event shall Z Natural Foods or any Information Provider be liable for any damages other than the amount referred to above, and all other damages, direct or indirect, special, incidental, consequential or punitive, are hereby excluded even if Z Natural Foods or Information Provider has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
Information accessed through this online site is provided "AS IS" and without warranty, express or implied. All implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular use or purpose are hereby excluded. Z Natural Foods and Information Providers make no warranty as to the reliability, accuracy, timeliness, usefulness, or completeness of the information. Z Natural Foods and Information Providers cannot and do not warrant against human and machine errors, omissions, delays, interruptions or losses, including loss of data. Z Natural Foods is not responsible for updating information contained here, which may be rendered obsolete based upon subsequent medical developments.
The information contained in this online site (the "Service") is presented in summary form only and intended to provide broad consumer understanding and knowledge of healthcare topics. The information should not be considered complete and should not be used in place of a visit, call, consultation, or advice of your physician or another healthcare provider. The Service does not recommend the self-management of health problems. Information obtained by using the Service is not exhaustive and does not cover all diseases, ailments, physical conditions, or their treatment. Should you have any healthcare-related questions, please call or see your physician or another healthcare provider promptly. You should never disregard medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read here. If you are under medical care or taking prescriptions, you should consult with your physician as to the impact of Z Natural Foods products on your health.
Z Natural Foods may deliver notice to you under this Agreement by means of electronic mail, a general notice on the Service, or by written communication delivered by first class U.S. mail to your address on record in Z Natural Foods account information. You may give notice to Z Natural Foods at any time by letter delivered by certified first-class postage prepaid U.S. mail or overnight courier to the following address:
Z Natural Foods
5407 N Haverhill Rd #336
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
Z Natural Foods is committed to promoting accessibility, diversity, and inclusion, and we strive to ensure our services are accessible to all people. These core values are fundamental to how we do business and come through in the barrier-free experiences we design for people. We believe all of our guests should be able to easily shop online, use our smartphone apps, and access all of our other websites and digital offerings. To achieve this, we have invested significant resources into our site to be available to people with disabilities. We truly believe that website accessibility efforts are vital and that all users deserve the right to independence, equality, and ease of use.
With this in mind, we are continuously taking steps to improve and meet online usability and design requirements recommended by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) in its Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA and requirements under the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act 2010 and ensure compliance with the best practices and standards defined by Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act.
Whether you’re using assistive technologies like a screen reader, a magnifier, voice recognition software, or switch technology, our mission is to make Z Natural Foods your preferred shopping destination in all channels by delivering outstanding value, continuous innovation, and pleasant experiences.
How do we accomplish our goals?
We set high standards for web accessibility and constantly strive to ensure we comply with all laws and guidelines. Our team consists of professionals dedicated to making all of our online experiences the best they can be. We collaborate with industry partners and vendors to identify areas that need improvement.
We continually seek to adjust and improve accessibility issues on our site, and we also commit to regularly scanning our site with an accessibility checker’s scanner.
We’re always learning. We consistently look for improvements in performance, speed, and accessibility.
Our website is monitored and tested periodically by internal and third-party accessibility consultants. These people help us identify usability issues and discover new solutions to improve the accessibility of our site further.
Software recommendations and settings
We follow W3C's globally recognized standards to provide content compatible with computer-based assistive technologies and browsers. We recommend using the most current versions of (or the version released just before) the manufacturer's assistive technology applications, along with current versions of browsers. We also recommend trying different browsers with assistive technology applications to determine which combination works best for you.
Accessibility on our site
Using accessibility checker.org's audit tool, https://www.znaturalfoods.com has been scanned for compliance according to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1). Since performing the audit, Z Natural Foods continues to raise its accessibility standards and utilizes a web Accessibility App. This software allows users with disabilities to access Z Natural Foods’s website equally by using the Tab key on the keyboard.
Accessibly App accessibility statement
Z Natural Foods utilized Accessibly App, committed to making sites accessible for all, including people with disabilities. We are continuously improving the service we provide through our app to comply with increased accessibility standards, guidelines and to make the browsing experience better for everyone.
The app uses the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defined requirements to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. Accessibly App follows the best guidelines and is partially conformant with WCAG 2.0 level AA. The Accessibility App can be accessed with the Tab key on your keyboard or by clicking the icon in the lower left side of pages on our site.
Accessibly App is an app supported in Shopify environments. The app relies on the following technologies:
Accessibly App features
When a site has Accessibly App installed, the website can be adjusted with keyboard navigation using the “tab” key (WCAG 2.1/2.1.1). Additionally, see the list of all provided Accessibly App features and tools for a better website experience:
Zoom | WCAG 2.1 / 1.4.4
This feature enables users to enhance the size of the text to up to three times the original text for better text readability.
It makes the cursor bigger and more prominent and increases the size for better site browsing.
Invert the colors of the website content. For those with decreased vision, the high contrast helps read the site better.
Tweak Contrast | WCAG 2.1 / 1.4.6
This feature lets users manually select from two options: to enhance the contrast of the website or to decrease the contrast.
Tweak Brightness | WCAG 2.1 / 1.4.6
This feature lets users update the brightness on the site. The content can either be made brighter or darker.
Grayscale | WCAG 2.1 / 1.4.6
Users can turn on grayscale, making the website content appear only in shades of gray. This benefits people with visual impairment.
Add a supportive reading line to the site.
Convert the fonts available on-site to one of the most easily readable fonts: Helvetica.
Alt Text and Images
Ability to read alt text of images. As of now, our tool has added a feature where alt descriptions for images without them are generated using Google's Vision AI. This greatly helps people with visual impairment browse our site.
Tooltips | WCAG 2.1 / 2.5.3
Add labels to images that contain a written description of the image.
Highlight links to make them more prominent.
Hide images on the site. This provides better site readability for people with visual impairment.
A feature that allows a voice to read the text on your site aloud to visitors.
Notes & feedback
We always try to update our services and operate in the best possible manner to benefit all of our clients and their site visitors. However, if you experience any issues with the Accessibly App provided service, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We respond within three business days.
We cannot control or correct problems with third-party sites, but please let us know if you encounter difficulty with any sites we link to so we can pass the information along to the site owners. You may also want to address your concerns directly to these third parties.
Additional steps we’ve taken to improve accessibility
Here are some of the items we’ve addressed to make sure our sites and apps are as easy to use as possible for all guests:
Site Structure - We use appropriate headings, lists, paragraphs, and other formatting features on our site so that guests can easily use the site with assistive technology.
Text Equivalents - People who either can't see images or hear audio may need some form of text equivalent to interact with our sites. We’re working to ensure all of our images and multimedia are fully accessible through alternative text, captions, and transcripts.
Full Keyboard Access - Everything we build can be accessed using a keyboard.
Site Consistency - We’re consistent in the way we build our sites and apps so that once you understand how our menus and pages work, you can count on our sites to be consistent and function the same way every time you interact with them.
Our goal is to identify and rectify every accessibility barrier on our site. Although we strive to ensure all pages and content on our site is fully accessible, it is possible some website content has not yet been fully adjusted to adhere to the most strict accessibility standards. For this reason, we are here for you.
If you have any issues accessing content on our site or need assistance with any part of the website, please don’t hesitate to let us know. You are welcome to contact us during regular business hours, and we will be more than happy to help. Please see contact details below.
Have questions, need assistance, or want to report an accessibility issue? Please contact Z Natural Foods Customer Support:
Customer satisfaction is very important to us, and we will do what we can to make it right. If there is a problem with your order, please let us know and we will be happy to provide useful assistance and discuss all the options with you.
We guarantee the freshness and purity of our products when stored properly. It is normal for the taste, smell, texture, color, density, and clumpiness to vary from batch to batch due to seasonal variations and the unique nature of our raw minimally processed products. Therefore we are unable to accept returns and give refunds based on personal tastes, preferences, or natural variances from batch to batch.
Z Natural Foods, at its sole discretion, on a case-by-case basis, will determine if a product may be returned within 30 days of purchase. Orders over 30 days old cannot be returned or refunded. Custom blended and custom packaged products cannot be returned or refunded. Before returning any product, the customer must contact Z Natural Foods to obtain an RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization) number. Returns will not be accepted without prior approval. Shipping charges are not refundable and products must be returned unopened and unused, in good, re-sellable condition in order for a credit or refund to be granted. Opened food products may not be returned. Return shipping and handling charges may apply to undeliverable or refused packages. Credit or refund will be given only after the product is returned and inspected and a minimum restocking fee of 20% may apply at Z Natural Foods' sole discretion. Z Natural Foods is not responsible for return shipping costs.
If there is damage during shipping or an error in the products shipped, Z Natural Foods may, at its sole discretion, reship or refund the shipment and may require the return of the original shipment.
This return policy applies to orders purchased directly from Z Natural Foods. If you purchased a Z Natural Foods product at a retail store or other resale location, please contact that seller regarding your return.
The customer must read and understand all product details including country of origin and ingredients before ordering.
Shipping & Delivery
We make every effort to ship your order as soon as possible within 24 hours (on business days).
FREE standard shipping for domestic orders over $75 - We will choose the best method for your location. Orders under 10 lbs will generally be delivered within 3 days. Larger orders may vary and take up to a week, depending on your location.
What are your shipping methods and transit times?
Our domestic shipping methods available are:
USPS (United States Postal Service) - (Priority Mail - 2 to 3 Days, sometimes longer)
UPS - On Customer Account (For Businesses, we can ship on your account if requested)
FedEx Priority (Overnight - Next Day (Morning))
FedEx Standard (Overnight - Next Day (Afternoon))
FedEx 2Day (2 Days)
FedEx Express Saver (3 Days)
FedEx - On Customer Account (For Businesses, we can ship on your account if requested)
FedEx Ground (Varies by location)
Orders ship from South Florida. See the FedEx Service Map Below.
Transit times are estimates only. We encourage you to order with enough time to avoid any possible delays. If you are shipping to a P.O. Box or a military address your order will have to be sent using the United States Postal Service.
If you notice any issue with the shipping of your order or a problem in transit, please contact our customer service for assistance.
How do I qualify for free shipping?
Orders with a product total exceeding $75 (after any applied discounts) shipped to the continental USA will qualify for free standard shipping. We will either ship your order FedEx Ground or USPS Priority; whichever is most appropriate. Unfortunately, we cannot extend this offer to our international customers. The extra expense, paperwork, and risk involved with international shipping just
How long before my order is shipped?
We typically process orders the same day they come in excluding weekends. If you requested a special order item, we will ship it as soon as we have it in stock.
Is there a cut-off time for orders to ship the same day?
Yes, generally FedEx Ground orders placed before 12:00 pm EST and FedEx Express orders placed before 3:00 pm EST are shipped the same day. Orders placed using the United States Postal Service before 12:00 pm EST are shipped the same day. For an order that comes in after the cut-off, we will try our best to get it out the same day, but it may not ship until the following business day.
Where are orders shipped from?
All orders ship from West Palm Beach, Florida USA.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes, we do. You can place your order normally online through our website and the shopping cart will give you all available shipping options to your country. International shipping methods are First Class, Priority, and Express Mail through the United States Postal Service. Typically orders arrive within 2 weeks, but the length of time for receipt of your order depends on the country and the customs office. For expedited delivery, we also offer FedEx which has highly reliable and time-definite service.
Notice: International Orders - Customs Fees, Duties, & Taxes are the customer's responsibility. If there are specific documents needed for Customs clearance in your country, you must inform Z Natural Foods before ordering to make sure we can comply with the request.
What about Military Orders: APO, FPO addresses?
Yes, we happily ship to our military customers. All Military orders are shipped by USPS Priority Mail. US mail to the various military addresses can take anywhere from one to six weeks for delivery. The United States Postal Service does not have tracking available for military orders.
How much will my shipping charges be?
During the order process, you will be given a list of different shipping methods, using the FedEx or United States Postal Service, from which you can pick. The total cost of goods and the cost of shipping are clearly displayed. If you receive a "Shipping will be calculated later" message upon checkout. We will e-mail you your correct total with the cost of shipping for the different methods.
How are my shipping costs determined?
The shipping cost for your order is based on its size, weight, shipping method, and delivery address. You will see your actual shipping cost of all available options during checkout. For international orders, please note that Z Natural Foods is not responsible for any taxes, tariffs, customs restrictions, or other regulations that apply in countries outside the United States. Please contact your local customs officials if you have any questions.
Can I track my order online?
Yes, once your order has been shipped, you will receive an email from either the United States Postal Service or FedEx (depending on the shipping method you choose) with your tracking number. Please note that the "tracking number" you receive on Priority Mail packages is actually a Delivery Confirmation number, which typically only gives details as to whether or not the package was delivered. Also, please note that the First Class International shipping method does NOT provide tracking. If you would like your international order tracked, we recommend using one of the other shipping methods available.
Will a signature be required to receive my package?
We do not typically request a signature for deliveries with the exception of large orders, but it is ultimately up to your driver's discretion whether or not to require a signature. If the driver feels it is safe to leave the package, he will usually leave the package at your door or another secure area. It is also up to the driver whether to comply with any special shipping instructions that you have asked us to include on your shipping label. If you would like to require a signature for your order, simply leave a note for us in the comments section of your order and we will take care of it.
Do packages ship out on Saturday or Sunday?
No, our office is only open Monday through Friday. Orders placed Saturday and Sunday are shipped on Monday. Orders placed after the cutoff times noted above on Friday will be shipped on Monday.
Do you accept returns?
Because of the perishable nature of the products we sell, we cannot accept returns on many items. However, if there is a problem with your order, please let us know and we will do what we can to make it right. Customer satisfaction is very important to us.