Group Seeks Health Warnings on Chicken Products
A vegetarian advocacy group on Wednesday filed a lawsuit under California's antitoxics law seeking to require seven restaurant chains to post warnings that chicken products they sell contain a carcinogen, the Wall Street Journal reports (Adamy, Wall Street Journal, 9/28). California residents in 1986 approved Proposition 65, which requires warning labels on products containing chemicals that have been shown to cause cancer or birth defects (California Healthline, 5/31).
The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine filed its lawsuit in California Superior Court in Los Angeles, naming as defendants:
- Applebee's International;
- Brinker International, which owns Chili's;
- Burger King;
- Carlson Restaurants Worldwide, which owns T.G.I. Fridays;
- McDonald's; and
- OSI Restaurant Partners, which owns Outback Steakhouse.