Just a short time after a California court ruled in Council for Education etc. v. Starbucks, et al., Los Angeles Superior Court Case # BC435759 that coffee requires a Proposition 65 warning, California regulators are seeking effectively to reverse the decision.
The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment ("OEHHA") has announced a proposed new regulation (Title 27, CCR Section 25704), which provides:
Exposures in listed chemicals in coffee created by and inherent in the process of roasting coffee beans or brewing coffee do not pose a significant risk of cancer.
OEHHA has concluded that coffee consumption does not increase cancer risk and, at least for some cancers, may actually lower risk. You can find the new proposed rule, along with the explanation by OEHHA of the reasons underlying the proposed rule, at https://oehha.ca.gov/media/downloads/crnr/coffeeisor061418.pdf.
Interested parties have until August 30, 2018 to comment on the proposed rule.The referenced website gives more details about the public-comment period and about where to send comments.