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Judging Java: California Reverses Need for Proposition 65 Warnings on Coffee

California’s coffee industry breathed a collective sigh of relief earlier this month when the state’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (“OEHHA”), the agency charged with implementing Proposition 65, finalized a regulation that exempts coffee from the need to bear a cancer warning.[1] California maintains a list of chemicals that it considers to cause cancer … Continue Reading

Proposition 65—Under Construction

California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, otherwise known as Proposition 65, continues to be amended to address errors and omissions in the original regulations. Proposition 65 applies to all businesses in the chain of commerce in California and requires all businesses to provide a “clear and reasonable” warning before knowingly and … Continue Reading

Buzz Kill: Coffee Companies Roasted by Court Over Warning Labels

Chances are that if you live in or have visited California, you have seen conspicuously placed “WARNING” signs notifying you that a product you are consuming or a location you are entering “contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.” Now, following a March 30, … Continue Reading