7-Eleven Settles Prop 65 Coffee Case, Will Post Signs

By Melissa Daniels (November 21, 2017, 9:55 PM EST) -- 7-Eleven Inc. will post signage alerting California consumers to the presence of a cancer-linked chemical in coffee products and pay $900,000 in penalties and costs, according to a settlement approved by a California judge on Tuesday in a Proposition 65 case that's still ongoing against dozens of other coffee roasters and retailers.

The Council for Education and Research on Toxics' case against the likes of Starbucks Corp., Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Costco Wholesale Corp. and others saw a multiweek trial over whether the companies should warn consumers about the carcinogen acrylamide in their coffee. At a hearing on Tuesday, Los Angeles Superior...

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