Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse Releases Statement on Judge’s Favorable Ruling for Coffee Roasters and Distributors in Proposition 65 Lawsuit

Coffee can keep you up at night.  The science is clear, it does not cause cancer.  But the junk science promoters in government have caused a ten year court battle to prove what was known years ago—drink coffee in moderation.

Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (CALA) released the following statement today:

“Coffee lovers should enjoy an extra sip of coffee and encourage the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) to take a look at many of the other 900 chemicals on the list of substances deemed by the state of California to cause cancer and reproductive/developmental effects to re-examine and set acceptable levels that do not require a warning.  This way, manufacturers will be able to offer products with greater certainty knowing that they meet the guidelines and reduce the fear they will be targets of unwarranted shakedown lawsuits that shatter business and slash jobs.  “

This was never about health—it was a Leftist shake-down, extortion, of an industry, with the consumer being the ultimate victim of the corruption of the system.

Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse Releases Statement on Judge’s Favorable Ruling for Coffee Roasters and Distributors in Proposition 65 Lawsuit

Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse,  8/28/20   
ORANGE COUNTY – Coffee roasters, distributors and coffee lovers received a favorable ruling this week when Superior Court Judge Elihu M. Berle ended a decade-long lawsuit, ruling that the coffee industry had met their burden of showing that acrylamide, found in coffee following the roasting and brewing process, doesn’t cause cancer.     Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (CALA) released the following statement today:   “Coffee lovers should enjoy an extra sip of coffee and encourage the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) to take a look at many of the other 900 chemicals on the list of substances deemed by the state of California to cause cancer and reproductive/developmental effects to re-examine and set acceptable levels that do not require a warning.  This way, manufacturers will be able to offer products with greater certainty knowing that they meet the guidelines and reduce the fear they will be targets of unwarranted shakedown lawsuits that shatter business and slash jobs.     “This is a first step that will greatly reduce the need for what have become ubiquitous warning signs that are often disregarded, taking away any true warning for the public. Many of the chemicals on the Proposition 65 list are not added to products on purpose. They are naturally occurring, present in plant-based products from the soil they are grown in or when a product is heated or cooked, and their presence does not represent a failure to look out for public health.     “OEHHA is proposing new regulations identifying acceptable concentration thresholds for acrylamide in various food products to eliminate unnecessary warnings, which can often scare people in other places who are unfamiliar with Proposition 65. CALA is so grateful to OEHHA for fighting for these new regulations that will clarify what constitutes an actionable Proposition 65 exposure and deter unwarranted lawsuits. Anyone who wishes to comment on these proposed regulations may do so through October 6, 2020. This is a crucial opportunity for business owners to weigh in on laws that threaten to destroy their livelihood.   “We must protect businesses and jobs in the state of California, especially in a post-COVID-19 world where the cloud of uncertainty looms over every decision that business owners make. Clarifying widely abused laws like Proposition 65 will give our small business owners, who are often the hardest working among us, a glimmer of hope.   Click here to see proposed acrylamide regulation

###   Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (CALA) is a nonpartisan grassroots movement of concerned citizens and businesses who are fighting against lawsuit abuse in California. CALA serves as a watchdog to challenge the abuse of our civil justice system, and engages the public and the media to deliver the message that lawsuit abuse is alive and well in California – and that all Californians are paying the price. 
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Comments

  1. Richard Wahl says

    Nobody pays any attention to the Prop 65 warning signs found in every business in Marxifornia. Residents just buy what they want and figure the signs are a joke. Store owners run out of wall and window space to hang all of the state required posters and signs. It is an ugly mess. The people behind the Prop 65 warning requirement are irrelevant. Perhaps we could avoid carcinogen exposures by stopping eating; stopping breathing; stopping drinking. No doubt we have gone too far with chemicals over the last couple of generations and should mnake changes. At the same time, we are livintg far longer than ever.

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