Coffee and Beans

Coffee May Soon Come With A Cancer Warning In California

March 30, 2018

A ruling by a Los Angeles judge may force coffee companies to add cancer warnings on their products.

The warnings surround the trace amounts of the chemical acrylamide that occur naturally as part of the roasting process.

The judge ruled that under the California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, also known as Proposition 65, coffee makers and shops must provide a "clear and reasonable warning" that acrylamide is found in their products and has been linked to higher cancer risks.

7-Eleven, BP, and YUM YUM Donuts have already settled but some companies, including Starbucks, are still fighting the ruling.