Carcinogen in Food Prompts Class-Action Lawsuit Against McD,BK and Friendly's : RushPRNews - Newswire & Global Press Release Distribution

 
Bookmark and Share

Carcinogen in Food Prompts Class-Action Lawsuit Against McD,BK and Friendly's

October 23, 2009

Carcinogen in Food Prompts Class-Action Lawsuit Against McD,BK and Friendly's

WASHINGTON (RPRN) 10/23/09 — Carcinogen in Grilled Chicken Prompts Class-Action Lawsuit Against McDonald’s, Burger King, and Friendly’s; Fast-Food Chains are Violating Connecticut’s Consumer ProtectionLaw, Residents Say

Two Connecticut residents are filing a class-action lawsuit against McDonald’s, Burger King, and Friendly’s for failing to warn consumers that their grilled chicken products contain a dangerous carcinogen.

Independent laboratory tests show that grilled chicken from McDonald’s and other fast-food chains contains PhIP, a chemical that can increase a person’s risk of developing cancer even if consumed in very small amounts. The class-action lawsuit, sponsored by the nonprofit Cancer Project, will be initiated Oct. 21 in Superior Court of the State of Connecticut, Judicial District of Hartford. Cancer Project general counsel Daniel Kinburn is representing the plaintiffs, one of whom is a breast cancer survivor.

“Consumers deserve to know that grilled chicken from McDonald’s and other fast-food chains can increase your risk of cancer,” says Neal D. Barnard, M.D., president of the Cancer Project. “Even a grilled-chicken salad increases the risk of developing some cancers, including breast and prostate cancer.”

PhIP is one of a group

Carcinogen in Food Prompts Class-Action Lawsuit Against McD,BK and Friendly's
of carcinogenic compounds called heterocyclic amines (HCAs) that are found in grilled meat. In 2005, the federal government officially added HCAs to its list of carcinogens, and PhIP has been on the California governor’s list of chemicals known to cause cancer for more than a decade. PhIP and other HCAs do not exist naturally in chicken; they form when animal muscle is cooked to high temperatures.

McDonald’s, Burger King, and Friendly’s are clearly in violation of Connecticut’s consumer protection law, the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act (CUTPA). “At all times relevant hereto, Defendants knew or should have known that their grilled chicken products contain PhIP, a known carcinogen,” says the Cancer Project in its legal complaint. “Despite that knowledge, Defendants have elected to conceal that material fact from consumers.” Defendant Friendly Ice Cream Corporation, known as Friendly’s, is headquartered in Massachusetts. It operates restaurants in Connecticut that sell grilled chicken products.

The Cancer Project is a collaborative effort of physicians, researchers, and nutritionists who have joined together to educate the public about the benefits of a healthy diet for cancer prevention and survival. Based in Washington, D.C., The Cancer Project is an affiliate of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.

Media Contact Name: Jeanne McVey
Media E-mail:
Media Phone: 202-527-7316
Media Web Address: http://www.cancerproject.org/media/news/091021.php
Company Contact Name: The Cancer Project
Click here to see all news from this author/company

Filed Under: BREAKING NEWS, Health and Fitness, Food-Nutrition, Lifestyle, PRESS RELEASE

RUSH PR NEWS newswire and press release services at rushprnews.com / Anne Howard annehowardpublicist.com

Content- Legal Responsibility - All material is copyrighted - You may repost but you MUST link back to the original post on your page and acknowledge Rush PR News as the news source. Rush PR News is not legally and/or morally responsible for content of press releases, opinions expressed or fact-checking.

Rush PR News cannot be held legally responsible for material published and distributed through its newswire service or published in its press-room and therefore cannot be sued for published material. Third-party must be contacted directly to dispute content.

Rush PR News is not the contact for material published.

RSSFeed PRESS & SOCIAL MEDIA RELEASES

Team Building Programs In a Rejuvenating Environment

GRAFTON, ONTARIO 08/14/14 · The knowledgeable and professional conference management team at...

Robin Williams Press Conference Prepared Statement - death by asphyxiation

San Rafael, Calif. 08/13/14 · My name is Keith Boyd. I am a Lieutenant...

A New and Intriguing shop now open in Vancouver

Vancouver, BC, Canada 08/13/14 · A quaint little green cottage that looks like...

Caring Alernatives Serving Monroe For Over 28 Years

MONROE, MI 08/12/14 · Caring Alernatives, Inc. offers services designed to help...

Investigation into Death of Actor Robin Williams

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. 08/11/14 · On August 11, 2014, at approximately 11:55 am,...

Bell Lifestyle Products Offers Erosyn to Help Women Enhance Their Sexual Energy

Mississauga, ON 08/08/14 · Mississauga, ON-based natural health supplements specialist Bell Lifestyle...

Philadelphia Promoters (The Heavy Hitters of Comedy) Produces Weekly Comedy Line-Up

Philadelphia, PA 08/08/14 · Philadelphia is known for it’s comedy venues and...

Bell Lifestyle Products’ Eroxil Supports Men’s Optimal Sexual Stamina

ONTARIO 08/05/14 · Mississauga, ON-based providers of natural health products, Bell...

Solexel Raises $31M to Commercialize High‐Performance, Thin‐Crystalline‐Silicon Solar Modules

Milpitas, California, 08/04/14 · Solexel, a venture‐backed solar cell and module manufacturer...

yWorld a New Vancouver Based Tech Company Launches Innovative Digital Conferencing Platform

Vancouver, B.C. 07/30/14 · Vancouver-based yWorld is pleased to announce that they...

Ste. Anne's Spa Nominated for Favourite Wellness Property in Canada

GRAFTON, ONTARIO 07/29/14 · Spafinder Wellness 365™ announced that Ste. Anne's Spa...

The new language exchange app is here! As easy as learning Chinese!

SAN FRANCISCO 07/23/14 · The new language exchange app ‘Social Language’ is now...

Xpressivo live on KickStarter! Get a Jolt!

SAN FRANCISCO 07/23/14 · Xpressivo: Start It Up!   Get a jolt today! Xpressivo’s new...