Coffee Companies Want To Continue Fight Against Cancer Labels, But Experts Say They Won’t Affect Behavior Anyway
A judge recently ruled against the businesses, upholding a law that requires coffee to carry a warning label. But the companies still say it's misleading and confusing to customers.
The Wall Street Journal:
Coffee Brands Fight California Ruling On Cancer Warnings
The coffee industry is fighting the suggestion its products could cause cancer. A Los Angeles judge’s recent ruling in a lawsuit over cancer labels has galvanized coffee brands and retailers, including Starbucks Corp., to push harder to avoid carrying the labels. The companies say that trace amounts of the chemical acrylamide in their brew doesn’t justify a warning to consumers in California—an important market for food and beverage brands. (Randazzo and Gasparro, 4/16)