A California Judge Just Ruled That Coffee Requires Cancer Warning


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First coffee is good for you and now apparently it isn't. A California judge said coffee sellers, roasters, and distributors like Starbucks, in the state should have to post cancer warnings. Acrylamide, a chemical produced in the bean roasting process that is a known carcinogen has been at the heart of an eight-year legal battle between a small nonprofit group and Big Coffee.

Many coffee shops have already posted warnings that say acrylamide is cancer-causing chemical found in coffee. But signs that are supposed to be posted at the point of sale are often found in places not easily visible, such as below the counter where cream and sugar are available. Have you seen these signs? I know I haven't (sip my coffee)