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posted by chromas on Friday March 30 2018, @08:20PM   Printer-friendly
from the post-contains-comments-known-to-the-State-of-California-to-cause-cancer-or-reproductive-toxicity dept.

Coffee sold in California must carry cancer warning, judge rules

Coffee sold in California must carry a cancer warning, a court has ruled. The judge in Los Angeles said Starbucks and about 90 other coffee sellers had failed to warn customers about a potentially toxic compound that is produced during the roasting process.

The firms were sued by a California-based non profit-group over the chemical acrylamide. The group argued that as acrylamide is regarded as carcinogenic under state law, it should be sold with a warning.

Ruling in favour of the Council for Education and Research on Toxics, Superior Court Judge Elihu Berle said the companies should not be exempt from the law, as they had failed to prove that the "consumption of coffee confers a benefit to human health". The companies have until 10 April to appeal the decision.

Also at The San Diego Union-Tribune.

Related: California Issues Warning Over Cellphones; Study Links Non-Ionizing Radiation to Miscarriage


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  • (Score: 5, Funny) by JoeMerchant on Friday March 30 2018, @11:34PM (1 child)

    by JoeMerchant (3937) on Friday March 30 2018, @11:34PM (#660609)

    If you're talking about homeopathy levels, then all you have to do is imagine the substance in your food and you've got a homeopathic dose.

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  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by khallow on Saturday March 31 2018, @01:38AM

    by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Saturday March 31 2018, @01:38AM (#660657) Journal

    then all you have to do is imagine the substance in your food

    And the less you think about it, the stronger the dose!