Walker Foods, Inc. Settlement
Walker Foods, Inc. Settles For $20,000
In April 2023, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) reached a settlement with Walker Foods, Inc. (Walker Foods) with its principal location in Los Angeles, California for the company’s violation of the Consumer Products Regulation to reduce volatile organic compounds (VOCs) as codified in the California Code of Regulations, title 17, section 94507 et seq.
An investigation conducted by CARB’s Enforcement Division staff revealed that Walker Foods sold, supplied, offered for sale and/or manufactured a General Purpose Cleaner (non-aerosol) for use in California containing concentrations of VOCs that exceeded the standards specified in California Code of Regulations, title17, section 94509(a).
The civil penalty in this case is $20,000 for 18.7 tons of excess VOC emissions. Walker Foods provided proof of financial hardship resulting in a reduced penalty. The full penalty amount will be deposited into CARB’s Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California’s air quality. Walker Foods cooperated fully with CARB to resolve this matter. To come into compliance, Walker Foods stopped its sale of the noncompliant products in California.