http://hamptonroads.com/2013/03/cancer-patients-and-survivors-are-kcups-safe BUT...I do want to point out that I think you might want to question the 'new BPA free' plastics are not much better if they are made from a product called 'BPS'. http://primaldocs.com/opinion/bpa-free-is-toxic/
Unfortunately I cannot answer this question as ours never lasts long enough to find out. The 50 pack is gone within two weeks. It definitely stays fresh without being in the freezer for at least three weeks.
The coffee I bought was regular coffee. It looks like they changed the description, and not the picture or the title. Also, I would like to say this is my husbands favorite coffee, but when he started using this batch, he said it was bitter tasting, and now won't drink it. There is something off about it.