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The National Coffee Association is stepping up its effort to mitigate the legal battles coffee roasters and retailers are facing as a result of California’s Proposition 65. It has engaged Political Solutions LLC, a Sacramento-based public affairs firm to lead the charge.
At issue is the compound acrylamide, which is formed during the roasting process. Proposition 65, known by its sponsors as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, passed as a voter referendum aimed at preventing contamination of the water supply, The statute has become the vehicle for rampant legal actions by plaintiffs’ attorneys when any listed chemical is detected in foods.
Dozens of coffee manufacturers and retailers are embroiled in legal action in the state based on allegations of failure to warn of the presence of acrylamide.
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