Hot dogs on the hot seat

A branch of Washington-based Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is suing in a New Jersey court to compel wiener makers to put a cancer warning on packages of hotdogs.

The Cancer Project is seeking class action status, meaning that lawyers will take part of the proceeds of a successful suit as their fees. Most famous of the brands on trial is Oscar Mayer. The suggested label would read: “Warning: Consuming hot dogs and other processed meats increases the risk of cancer.”

Better Farming - October 2009