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NCA Statement on “Coffee and Cancer” Lawsuit Regarding Court of Appeal Order Staying the October 15th “Coffee and Cancer” Trial
Today, California’s Second Appellate District Court stayed the trial that was set to begin on Monday, October 15, 2018, in Los Angeles Superior Court, regarding whether cancer warnings are required for sales of coffee in California.
The proceedings are pending a decision on California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), proposing the adoption of a new regulation providing that exposure to Proposition 65-listed chemicals in coffee, when produced as a result of the roasting and brewing of coffee, does not pose a significant risk of cancer.
“The Court’s Order is an important step forward, towards common-sense and resolving this outrageous lawsuit that has dragged through the courts since 2011,” said NCA President & CEO William (Bill) Murray, in a statement released today.
“This lawsuit not only seeks to mislead consumers by placing a label on coffee falsely linking coffee consumption to cancer, but to extract millions of dollars from coffee companies for their failure to provide such a false warning.”
Learn more: The NCA Guide to Coffee & Prop 65