Coffee and Prop 65

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Prop 65 and Coffee

The NCA Guide to Coffee & Prop 65

What the science says about coffee, acrylamide, and health.

As the advocate for the US coffee industry, the National Coffee Association has worked to fight the imposition of  "cancer warning labels" for coffee, which could be required under California's Prop. 65.

There’s good reason for this fight. There is overwhelming, independently conducted scientific research which has led researchers to conclude that coffee does not cause cancer.  In fact, the findings suggests that coffee may possibly prevent some kinds of cancer, and offer additional potential health benefits. To that end, the US Government itself recently concluded that coffee may be part of a healthy lifestyle.

While the bottom line about coffee is simple, Prop 65 has created a long, confusing, and costly problem for coffee drinkers and coffee businesses. 

See the resources below to better understand the issue, and the impact on your coffee business.

And if you're a coffee drinker, learn more about coffee and health according to the science - not the myth.

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NCA Prop 65 FAQ

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Everything you ever wanted to know (and then some) about what Prop 65 could mean for your coffee business. 

Labeling Guidance

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Guidance from top industry experts.

5 Reasons to Attend the NCA Convention

Here are 5 (of the many) great reasons to attend the NCA 2020 Convention:

1. Networking that's worth your time

One conversation with the right person can change everything.

We've designed our programming for 2020 to ensure that you'll have maximum opportunities to connect with the people you want to meet -- including a networking lunch for everyone, coffee breaks, and nightly social events like our industry happy hour and "Welcome to Texas" kickoff party.

2. Education for the real world

Coffee is complicated -- from market price fluctuation to understanding the latest food science and coffee trends. And, like most things, the best way to learn is to dive in headfirst. This year we've packed our program with dozens of speakers, panels, and educational breakout sessions to help you gain the knowledge and insights that are most relevant to you.

3. Professional development

Developing strong industry leadership is critical for the future of coffee.

Whether you're looking to grow your own career or develop talent within your organization, our Convention provides opportunities to strengthen leadership skills and learn more about the business of coffee - from the Next Generation Council to events where you could meet your next business partner.

4. Industry innovation

Ideas are like coffee - fresh is better.

Find new inspiration to bring back to the office, whether it's from a keynote speaker or exhibitor. Maybe you'll discover the next big thing in coffee - or come up with your own.

5. Get involved

Tap into the (well-caffeinated) energy of the NCA coffee community! Convention offers many opportunities to give back to the industry or local community, make new connections, and discover new ways to collaborate.

Consider signing up for the local Coffee Gives Back day of service, contributing a blog post on your experience, or join the conversation at a breakout session.


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