Carcinogen Found in Chicken
"The lawsuit seeks to compel McDonald’s and other chains to post warnings in California restaurants about the cancer risk of grilled chicken.
The fast-food chains will now face trial for selling products containing PhIP, one of a group of carcinogens found in grilled meat. The lawsuit was filed under California’s Proposition 65, which states that consumers must be warned about products that contain known carcinogens. The National Institutes of Health, the state of California, and the International Agency for Research on Cancer have all identified PhIP as carcinogenic.
The lawsuit is based on tests that found PhIP in 100 grilled chicken samples from McDonald’s, Chick-fil-A, Chili’s, T.G.I. Friday’s, Outback Steakhouse, Burger King, and Applebee’s. The findings, compiled from independent laboratory tests commissioned by PCRM scientists, were published in the September 2008 issue of Nutrition and Cancer."
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