Hot dog manufacturers sued over cancer risk!
Legal news for New Jersey product liability attorneys. The Cancer Project launched a class-action lawsuit against manufacturers on fears of cancer link.
New Jersey product liability attorneys- class action lawsuit sues hot dog makers for colorectal cancer link in a American Institute for Cancer Research study.
Newark, NJ—The non-profit organization called the Cancer Project has launched a class action lawsuit against many big hot dog manufacturing companies. The Washington D.C.-based group filed the lawsuit on behalf of three New Jersey residents in the Superior Court of Essex County on Wednesday, July 22, 2009, as reported by the Tristatehomepage.com.
The class-action consumer fraud lawsuit, which targeted many food manufacturers that produce hotdogs, stated the manufacturing companies of hot dogs neglected to warn consumers about the link between hot dogs and colorectal cancer. The Cancer Project based their lawsuit on a 2007 study conducted by the unaffiliated American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR). The study revealed eating the equivalent amount of one hot dog of processed meat raises a persons risk for getting colorectal cancer by 21-percent. The named companies in the lawsuit include Nathan’s famous, Kraft Foods/Oscar Mayer, Sara Lee, Con Agra Foods and Marathon Enterprises. The consumer watch group is demanding warning labels to be added to the packaging of hot dogs, which would state: “consuming hot dogs and other processed meat increases the risk of cancer”. The AICR responded to the lawsuit and release a statement saying, “the AICR does not take a position on the need for warning labels”.
Nicole Howley—Legal news for product liability lawyers in New Jersey.