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23 July 2009

'Hot dogs need warning labels'

An anti-meat advocacy group says hot dogs are so hazardous to one's health that they should have warning labels.

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An anti-meat advocacy group says hot dogs are so hazardous to one's health that they should have warning labels.

The group, called the Cancer Project, wants to force hot dog makers to use warning labels. An offshoot of a pro-vegetarian organisation, the Cancer Project filed a lawsuit in Superior Court in Newark on behalf of three New Jersey residents.

The defendants are Kraft Foods Inc., manufacturer of the Oscar Mayer brand; Sara Lee Corp.; Nathan's Famous; and the makers of the Hebrew National and Sabrett brands.

The lawsuit cites a report by the American Institute for Cancer Research that concluded regular consumption of processed meat can increase the risk of colorectal and other forms of cancer. – (Sapa, July 2009)

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