Starbucks and other California coffee roasters must, according to a new court ruling, attach warnings to drinks to alert customers to possible cancer risks.
A Los Angeles judge ruled on Wednesday for a charitable organization that had sued a number of companies for failing to comply with state laws, the Associated Press reported. The judge issued the ruling as a ruling, which means that the judge could change his mind.
The Toxik Education and Research Council filed a lawsuit in 201
Roasted coffee beans contain a chemical called acrylamide The coffee industry argues that the warnings are unnecessary as the acrylamide levels in coffee are harmless and, of course, the roasting process
of California's Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, or Proposition 65, calls on companies to inform consumers about exposure to chemicals that are listed by the state, which can cause cancer and birth defects.
In this case civil penalties still need to be decided, the AP reported  The National Coffee Association verö issued a statement after the ruling that she would consider more appeals and that cancer warnings would be misleading. NCA President Bill Murray argued that coffee has demonstrated several health benefits.
"Coffee has been shown over and over to be a healthy drink," Murray HuffPost said in a statement. "This lawsuit mocked Prop. 65, confused consumers, and did nothing to improve public health."
In 2016, the World Health Organization dropped the coffee from the list of known carcinogens and found that their regular consumption is actually possible to reduce the risk of liver cancer and some chronic diseases.