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    GODFATHER Shwicaz's Avatar
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    Warning Labels on Fries and Chips cuz they may cause cancer?

    LOS ANGELES - Potato chips and french fries could soon come with a warning label in California if the state's top attorney prevails in a lawsuit filed Friday against nine fast food chains and snack-food makers.

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    Attorney General Bill Lockyer asked for a court order requiring McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's, Frito Lay and other companies to warn consumers that their fries and chips may contain acrylamide, a chemical the state says causes cancer.

    At least one of the companies disputes that, saying there is no evidence the substance is carcinogenic.

    "In taking this action, I am not telling people to stop eating potato chips or french fries," Lockyer said. "I know from personal experience that, while these snacks may not be a necessary part of a healthy diet, they sure taste good."

    But consumers should have the information needed to make informed decisions about their food, he said.

    Acrylamide, a byproduct of chemicals and high heat, has been found at low levels in several foods. The lawsuit focuses on french fries and chips because they have more acrylamide than other foods, according to the Attorney General's Office.

    Frito-Lay spokeswoman Lynn Markley said there was no scientific evidence that acrylamide causes cancer. She said it was counterproductive for the state to sue the companies when California regulators are setting standards for the chemical under Proposition 65, a state law that requires companies to notify the public about potentially dangerous toxins in food.

    When risk levels for acrylamide were added to Proposition 65 in 1990, the chemical was generally thought of as an industrial agent, used in food packaging and to treat sewage, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

    But in 2002, a Swedish National Food Authority study reported that acrylamide occurred naturally in some starch-rich foods as a result of cooking or heat processing.

    Other studies have found no link between foods containing acrylamide and a higher risk of cancer.

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is currently assessing the chemical in food.

    Representatives of several other companies named in the lawsuit did not return calls for comment Friday. The lawsuit was filed after business hours in the Central and Eastern time zones, where the companies are located.

    Teresa Schilling, a spokeswoman for the attorney general, said that if the lawsuit succeeds the office will want to discuss with the companies the size of the warning labels and where they would appear on packaging.

    "We don't want the warning to be alarming or excessively large," she said. "We want it to be simple and effective, and (we'll) be flexible about how it will work with each product."



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    Re: Warning Labels on Fries and Chips cuz they may cause cancer?

    everything gives you cancer now, probably even the air and water, god bless socital progress
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    Re: Warning Labels on Fries and Chips cuz they may cause cancer?

    Surgeon General's Warning:

    Posting on internet message boards can cause cancer due to the lights and rays coming out of that expensive flatscreen monitor.

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    Re: Warning Labels on Fries and Chips cuz they may cause cancer?

    Surgeon General's Warning:

    excessive time spent on internet chatrooms can lead to exteme constipation and palidon disease which results in even more exteme constipation, which results in cancer of the anus
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    Re: Warning Labels on Fries and Chips cuz they may cause cancer?

    Interestingly, Diet Coke gives rats brain tumors and people who drink diet sodas are more likely to be overweight than those who drink regular sodas...I think this is part of consumer information that should be shared.

    Like I told my ex, the more you know about what you're putting in you, the better.

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    Re: Warning Labels on Fries and Chips cuz they may cause cancer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Edi I.
    Interestingly, Diet Coke gives rats brain tumors and people who drink diet sodas are more likely to be overweight than those who drink regular sodas...I think this is part of consumer information that should be shared.

    Like I told my ex, the more you know about what you're putting in you, the better.
    whats also funny is that diet soft drinks are more popular than regular soft drinks, so much so that the diet drinks will eventually replace the regulars and the new diet drinks will be laced with ICE
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    Re: Warning Labels on Fries and Chips cuz they may cause cancer?

    Great. So we're about to bend over and take it in the butt from the nanny state once again, are we?
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    For fuck's sake, just make everything come with a label and be done with it already.
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