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California Sues to Require Cancer Warnings on Potato Chips and French Fries - Action Against Nine Firms Says Warnings Required by Proposition 65 [USA]

Author: ConsumerAffairs.Com , Published on: 27 August 2005

California Attorney General Bill Lockyer has filed suit against nine manufacturers of potato chips and french fries, seeking a court order that will require the firms to warn consumers that some of their food products contain acrylamide, a chemical known by the state to cause cancer...The defendants in the lawsuit are:
• Burger King Corporation, french fries
• Cape Cod Potato Chips, Inc./Lance, Inc. (parent company), Cape Cod potato chips
• Frito-Lay, Inc./PepsiCo, Inc., Lay's potato chips/Lay's baked potato chips
• H.J. Heinz, Inc., Ore-Ida frozen potato products
• Kettle Foods, Inc., Kettle Chips
• KFC Corporation [part of Yum!], KFC Potato Wedges
• McDonald's Corporation, french fries
• Procter & Gamble Distributing Co./Procter & Gamble Manufacturing Co., Pringles
• Wendy's International, Inc., french fries

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Related companies: Burger King Cape Cod Potato Chip (part of Lance) Frito-Lay (part of PepsiCo) Heinz (now Kraft Heinz) Kettle Foods (part of Lion Capital) KFC (part of YUM!) Lance McDonald's Ore-Ida (part of Kraft Heinz) PepsiCo Procter & Gamble Wendy's YUM!