In California, coffee products will have warning labels

In California, coffee products will have warning labels

A California Superior Court judge ruled that coffee products will need to have labels to warn of the risks of consumption.

Thanks to a judge’s ruling, coffee products in California will soon have to include cancer warning labels . According to the Associated Press,acrylamide is produced during coffee roastingin fact, a judge of the Superior Court has thus decided, in support of a case presented by the Council for Education and Research on Toxics , which states that it wants consumers to be made aware of the presence of acrylamide , a carcinogen, produced during the roasting of the coffee. The proposed regulation – which falls under proposal no. 65 which establishes how companies must give customers ” a clear and reasonable warning  about ingredients or materials that may affect health ” – could be challenged by manufacturers, but it will hardly be overturned.


This means that stores such as Starbucks and Peet’s Coffee , in addition to smaller roasters, may soon be required to post signage or include warnings on individually packaged or brick-and-mortar products, with a wording similar to this: ” Chemicals known to State of California as carcinogens and toxic for reproduction, including acrylamide, are present in coffee, baked goods and other foods or beverages sold here. Acrylamide is not added to our products, but results from cooking, for example when coffee beans are roasted or baked goods are cooked. Consequently, acrylamide is present in our brewed coffee “.

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