Karen Kidd, NorCal Record
SACRAMENTO – Conclusions issued last month by California's Environmental Health Hazard Assessment Office that coffee doesn't require a warning label in the state was the right decision, a 20th Assembly District representative said.
"I believe that OEHHA made the right decision to no longer require a Proposition 65 warning on coffee," California Democrat Assemblyman Bill Quirk said. "I’m not convinced that these warning labels deterred consumers from drinking coffee."
Studies also have not backed up any need to warning labels on the popular roasted bean-based beverage, Quirk said.
"The studies I have read regarding the effects and health impacts of coffee point to positive health effects and encourage the consumption of coffee, in moderation of course," he said.