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Could the FDA ban chemical in decaf coffee? Agency is looking into whether substance used by Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts to strip out caffeine may cause CANCER

Posted on AllSides March 29th, 2024
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The FDA is looking into whether a chemical used to make the majority of decaf coffee in the US should be banned.

Methylene chloride binds to and extracts caffeine from the beans and is used in major chains like Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts.

But campaigners say the fact the chemical has been linked to cancer in rats makes it illegal, pointing to a little-known 1958 rule that outlaws food additives that animal studies show could cause cancer.

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