Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Lawsuit says Hot Dogs Need Warning Label

The lawsuit filed by a group that promotes a meat-free diet, seeks to require cancer-risk labels on processed meats.
The label goes something like this: "Warning: Consuming hot dogs and other processed meats increases the risk of cancer."

That's the label that a vegan advocacy group wants a New Jersey court to order Oscar Mayer, (poor Oscar Mayer) Hebrew National along with other hot dog companies.

Nutrition experts say the science is far more complicated and that slapping warning labels on all these products. If one were to call for a 'black label' on frankfurters, where should the warning label end? If we were to evaluate each food for its naturally occurring toxins and eliminate that food, then our food plate would be empty.

We wonder how successful the tobacco warning labels have been over the years?

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