National Coffee Association Comments On Coffee Adulteration Testing

The National Coffee Association released a statement in support of ensuring coffee is not adulterated. The organization filed comments with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that supported the FDA’s approach to preventing intentional adulteration of foods under the Food Safety Modernization Act. The NCA supports preventing intentional adulteration for economic purposes in addition to intentional adulteration to cause public harm. The NCA is responding to recent news reports of counterfeit coffee containing sticks, twigs and foreign matter. “The definitive database for food adulteration tracking – the US Pharmacopeial Convention’s Food Fraud Database – contains no reports of current coffee adulteration. Assertions by the ACS of substances being added to coffee are not supported by the facts, and using them to promote a research paper runs counter to essential principles of scientific inquiry,” the organization said in the statement

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