Court Rules Health Benefits Of Cereals Outweigh Need For Cancer Labels
Requiring warnings on all foods containing acrylamide at levels that pose any risk of cancer “would cause many otherwise healthy foods to appear to consumers to be unhealthful,” the court said.
San Francisco Chronicle:
Breakfast Cereals Don’t Need Cancer Warnings, California Court Rules
A state appeals court weighed those conflicting factors and found the balance in favor of the federal government’s whole-grain assessment. Cereals produced by Post, General Mills and Kellogg do not have to carry cancer-warning labels under California’s Proposition 65, the court said, because the labels could discourage consumers from buying healthy foods. (Egelko, 7/17)