The new cancer warning it’s in California involves a coffee. A judge today ruling that Starbucks and other coffee shops now include cancer warning on coffee sold in the state. The Council for Education and Research on Toxics, a non-profit group filing the lawsuit claiming dozens of companies were violating state law, requiring them to list potentially dangerous chemicals used in the roasting process. The defense insisting that the chemical level is harmless and its use in roasting coffee.
On Wednesday, a Los Angeles Superior Court Judge, Elihu Berle stated that along with Starbucks other companies failed to show that benefits from drinking coffee outweighed any risks.
Elihu Berle said, “Defendants failed to satisfy their burden of proving … that consumption of coffee confers a benefit to human health.” In 2016, the International Agency for Research on Cancer moved coffee off its “possible carcinogen” list.
The attorney representing the Council for Education and Research on Toxics, Raphael Metzger said because of this ruling coffee companies will reduce the amount of acrylamide such that there won’t be a significant cancer risk.
Raphael Metzger said, “I’m addicted to coffee, I confess, and I would like to be able to have mine without acrylamide.”
The lawsuit has been fermenting for a long time is yet not finished. The third period of the trial will decide common punishments of up to $2,500 per individual uncovered every day more than eight years, a galactic figure in a condition of 40 million that seems probably not going to be forced.