FDA: Cancer warning on coffee unnecessary

BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has stated that putting a cancer warning label on coffee is "misleading to consumers."

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The warning labels came about because a California judge ruled that the presence of the chemical acrylamide in coffee necessitated the warning label under a new law.

Dr. Seth Sullivan from Baylor Scott & White Health says he's applauds the statement from the FDA.

"There is no evidence that normal amounts of coffee drinking, say four cups a day, would increase the risk for cancer," said Sullivan.

For the full conversation with Sullivan, see the video player above. For more on the statement from the FDA, see the Related Links.