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FAQs

About 1908 Brands

Where Can I purchase your products?

Please check out our store locator

I would like to become a new dealer of yours.

Shoot us an email at sales@1908brands.com

I own a business and want to carry your products. Can I order wholesale?

Shoot us an email at sales@1908brands.com

Can you send me some coupons?

I’m very sorry, but we are not able to honor your request for coupons or donated products.  Please note that our retail partners have special promotions for our products from time to time and may offer discounts/coupons. If you sign up for our brands newsletters, we also offer exclusive promotions.

We would like to ask for a charitable donation for our non-profit organization.

1908 Brands is a 1% for the Planet company. We were founded on a promise to protect our home, the world we all share, so rather than donating to individual charities, we've made a commitment to support local and national nonprofits on a similar mission to protect, preserve, and conserve our land. We donate the equivalent of 1% of sales through a combination of monetary, in-kind, and volunteer contributions to these partners.

What is Prop 65 and are your products compliant?

Proposition 65 (Prop 65) is a California law formally known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, which was enacted in 1986. It is a right-to-know law requiring the public to be informed when a substance on the Prop 65 chemical list – known to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm – is present above a very low threshold. The law is unique to California and is not a national standard related to health or safety. No other state has such a labeling regulation

1908 Brands products are sold  in retail stores across California, so we do take all necessary steps to comply with applicable safety and health requirements. In partnership with our sourcing and manufacturing partners, 1908 Brands tests the ingredients that go into each product, as well as finished products to ensure compliance with Prop 65. Our products all fall within FDA suggested guidelines for any/all of the chemicals listed on Proposition 65 and can be safely ingested.

About Boulder Clean

Are your products safe to use around pets and children?

Yes! We use plant-based cleaning agents to offer an impressive clean that is gentle on your home and will not harm your children or pets. None of our products contain harsh chemicals. That being said, our products are not meant to be ingested or to come into contact with eyes. If product is ingested, drink large amounts of water and contact a physician. If product comes into contact with eyes, flush with water immediately.

What does the US EPA Safer Choice label on your products mean?

Safer Choice is EPA’s label for safer chemical-based products. Every chemical, regardless of percentage, in a Safer Choice-labeled product is evaluated through EPA’s rigorous scientific process and only the safest ingredients are allowed. For over 15 years, the program has labeled products that are safer for families, pets, workplaces, neighborhoods, and the environment. The label represents leadership in safer product formulation.

The Safer Choice label empowers consumers to quickly identify and choose safer products benefits the environment and human health. When consumers see the Safer Choice label on a product, they can be confident they are protecting their families and the environment by making safer chemical choices.

Products that carry the Safer Choice label are safer for fish and other aquatic life, do not pollute air or waterways, and do not add harmful chemicals to the land.

In addition to meeting stringent safety criteria, every product with the Safer Choice label has met high standards for performance.

Also, all products that carry the Safer Choice label must meet other environment-conscious criteria, such as sustainable packaging requirements and restrictions on levels of VOCs (volatile organic compounds).

Do your products disinfect?

Our Disinfectant Cleaner disinfects and deodorizes while you clean. Formulated with botanically derived ingredients and essential oils, it eliminates over 99.9% of household germs. It's free from toxic chemicals and leaves a fresh lemon scent.

Are you products vegan?

Yes. None of our cleaners nor laundry products contain animal-based ingredients, and we absolutely do not test on animals.

Do you use synthetic fragrances?

No. We only use Safer Choice, plant-based fragrances and botanical oils.

Do you use artificial dye to color your products?

We use food-grade dye to color some of our products. But we also offer a line of dye-free surface cleaners.

Do your products expire?

Yes. All good things come to an end. Our products will work best within 3 years of purchase.

Are your products organic?

No. It is our long-term goal to make 100% certified USDA organic cleaners, but the technology and other raw material components do not currently exist to make an organic cleaner or detergent without sacrificing cleaning capabilities. We feel that our customers expect and deserve products that work, and we deliver that with the highest quality and safest products available on the market.

Are your products gluten-free?

Yes.

Are your products safe for septic systems?

Yes! The individual ingredients in our formulas are biodegradable, septic safe and safe for gray water systems.

Where are you products made?

Our cleaning and laundry care products are made in the USA.

Do your laundry detergents work for all washing machines?

Yes! Follow the directions on the label for the amount of detergent to use for HE and standard machines.

Does your laundry detergent clean as well as other traditional cleaners?

Yes! Our detergents use Citri-Lift Stain Removal Technology that cuts through grease stains better than traditional cleaners. For those stubborn stains, we also offer an Oxi-Smart pre-treat spray.

Is the laundry detergent free from any form of formaldehyde?

Yes.

How much laundry detergent should be used in regular vs. HE washing machines?

For regular machines, fill the cap to Line 2. For HE machines, fill the cap to Line 1.

I have lost the measuring cap for laundry detergent. How much liquid do you use per load?

1 oz per regular load and 2 oz per heavy load.

Is the cap from the 200 oz. (230 oz.) Laundry recyclable?

The cap is polypropylene and is rated a number 5 for the recycling code.

Do your products contain phthalates?

No. Phthalates are tiny particles that we are exposed to through our use of certain plastics which may result in endocrine disruption and other health effects. Our plastics do not contain phthalates.

Do your products contain bleach?

No. We prefer to not use bleach in our products, but it is safe to use bleach in combination with our products.

Do your products contain sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS)?

No. We use safer, plant-based cleaning agents to offer an impressive clean that won't harm your home or your planet.

Do your products contain triclosan?

No.

Do your products contain ethylene glycol butyl ether or EGBE?

No.

Do your products contain casein?

No.

Do your products contain ammonia?

No.

Do your products contain dioxane?

Our laundry detergent contains a minute level of 1,4 dioxane. This is a by-product that occurs in the blending or development of SLES and is not an added ingredient. The raw material has a limit of 20 parts per million (think of a shot glass in an Olympic-sized swimming pool). OSHA set a limit of 100 parts 1,4 dioxane per 1 million parts of air (100 ppm) in the workplace. One bottle of our laundry detergent contains 1 ppm in the entire bottle and in dilution or wash is reduced to 4 parts per billion.

Do your products contain any genetically modified ingredients?

Yes. In some products, we are using GMO-derived cleaning agents. Currently, there aren't any channels dedicated to creating organic versions of all the ingredients we use. We are constantly looking to innovate and create the best products for you and our long-term goal is to eliminate any GMO-derived ingredients without compromising cleaning power.

Do any of your products use any corn products or corn derivatives at any point during the processing?

We do use surfactants derived from multiple plant derived sources, which could include corn.

What is Methylisothiazolinone?

Otherwise known as MIT, it is a preservative that keeps the various enzymes and surfactants from going bad. It is approved by the EPA Safer Choice program and is really the only known preservative that works. 

Where can I find material safety data sheets?

SDS forms can be found on each of our product pages. Click to see 'Ingredients and How They Work' and you will find a link to the SDS sheet.

Is your bathroom cleaner safe for marble and granite?

No. Our Foaming Bathroom Cleaner should not be used on marble. Marble is very soft and very susceptible to damage from any type of acid product. Even spilling soda on marble can cause damage. Even though we use a very mild acid in our bathroom cleaner, it can still harm your marble. However, our bathroom cleaner IS safe for granite. For both marble and granite, try our Granite Stainless Cleaner. It has no acid and cleans, polishes, and protects stone.

About Schultz's Gourmet

Is the Premium Rub gluten-free?

Our Seasoning & Rub, as well as our Cooking Sauces and Barbecue sauces are all Gluten Free.

Are there any peanuts or tree nuts used in the BBQ sauces? 

No.

What is the shelf life of Schultz's products?

Most of our unopened products have a 2-year shelf life. It is best to follow the "Best By'' dates on the products.

What's the best way to store Schultz's products?

After opening Cooking or BBQ sauce, you should always store it in the refrigerator to maintain the flavor and freshness. After opening seasonings, we recommend storing away from heat, moisture and direct sunlight. 

Can I feature Schultz's recipes on my blog or reference the brand name in a recipe that I'm posting?

We're glad you enjoy Schultz's so much you want to share. Feel free to share your recipes and serving ideas with others, tagging us at #schultzsgourmet.

How does Schultz’s label for top allergens and sensitivities?

We are aware of allergies and sensitivities and will always declare the those ingredients on our label in the ingredient statement. It is important that you read the ingredient statement on your package at the time of purchase to ensure accurate, up to date information, as product formulas may change.

What are “natural flavors” listed in the ingredients?

The "natural flavors” used vary depending on the product. We use a variety of natural flavors, all of which are derived from natural sources. If you’re wondering about a specific ingredient, please contact us.

What are the spices in “Spices” listed in the ingredients?

We use many spices in our products. If you’re wondering about a specific ingredient, please contact us.

How much of a product should I use when I’m cooking?

The long answer: This question varies depending on what you're cooking and what product you are using.  Please check out our Recipes section to find answers for your dish. If you need further assistance, please contact us. The short answer: As much as you’d like!

Will you sponsor my barbecue team, cooking event, etc.?

We’d love to hear more. Please use our contact form to tell us about you and your team or event.

About Pasta Jay's

How long will an opened jar keep in the refrigerator?

Once the product is opened, the product can last 4-7 days under optimal storage conditions (in the refrigerator). We recommend that after storing an opened product in the refrigerator, you should visually inspect the product to make sure there is no spoilage, prior to consuming.

Can leftover sauce be frozen and saved for later use?

Yes, you can freeze the sauce in a plastic container.

What is calcium chloride?

Calcium chloride is a naturally occurring salt, sometimes referred to as pickling salt, that helps vegetables maintain their natural firmness. It is used in many natural products including tofu, artisanal pickles and bottled water. The diced tomatoes Pasta Jay's uses in its sauces contain small amounts of calcium chloride to aid in maintaining a hearty tomato texture.

Are your sauces gluten free?

Our label may have changed, but our recipes have not. Our sauces are still gluten free for your enjoyment. For details about a specific product, please look to the dietary information available on our website.

Are your sauces vegan?

No, our sauces contain Anchovies. Tomato Basil and Classic Marinara are dairy free, however.

Are your products organic?

No, our pasta sauces are not organic, but we use non-GMO ingredients.

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