Clean Label Project Launches New Site Shedding Light on Major Brands Chemically Decaffeinating Coffee
Denver, CO – October 12, 2020 — The Clean Label Project, a national nonprofit dedicated to bringing truth and transparency to food and consumer product labeling, has launched a new site for consumers to check whether their favorite coffee brands use chemical, organic, or water decaffeination processes to decaffeinate their coffee products. The site offers an easy to use tool to check which coffee brands are using chemicals in their decaffeination process, as well as material to learn more about the effects of chemical decaffeination. The website will serve as a trustworthy resource for consumers to make well-informed decisions about what decaf coffee products they choose.
The Clean Label Project investigated 90 of the most popular coffee brands across the U.S. to see if methylene chloride or other toxic chemicals are present in their decaffeinated products. Through their controlled lab testing and information disclosed from these brands, the Clean Label Project has compiled a comprehensive list of which brands have chemicals detected in their decaf products.
The website was created with consumers in mind, with easy-to-use features to help users quickly and easily navigate the site to check on coffee brands. Features include:
- A drop-down menu with coffee brands listed in alphabetical order to easily locate the desired brand
- A comprehensive list of various decaffeinated coffee products each brand offers with their corresponding decaf process
- In-depth educational material explaining chemical decaffeination versus organic and water decaffeination
“Consumers have a right to know what’s in the products that they purchase for themselves and their families. This is especially important for vulnerable populations like pregnant women or individuals with heart disease or underlying medical conditions who may be reaching for decaffeinated coffee for health reasons. We hope this tool can be used by consumers to make more informed choices the next time they purchase decaffeinated coffee.” – Jackie Bowen, Executive Director of Clean Label Project
The Clean Label Project is dedicated to promoting transparency, safety and science, and the website is regularly updated with current product information and new scientific findings on the effects of chemical decaffeination. Visitors are encouraged to explore the new website, check on their favorite coffee brands, and join the movement to demand chemical-free decaf coffee and honest labeling by signing up on the site.
For more information, and to view the new site, please visit checkyourdecaf.org.
About Clean Label Project
Colorado-based Clean Label Project (CLP) is a national nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to bring truth and transparency to food and consumer product labeling. CLP is committed to changing the definition of food and consumer safety through the use of data, science, and transparency. By sharing the results of scientific data directly with consumers, it seeks to assist the public in making the most informed choice possible each time they shop.