Lawsuit: Hot dogs need warning label

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  1. opaww

    opaww New Member

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    More slime bag socialists trying to control everyone life **** them I think I'll have another hot dog

    Lawsuit: Hot dogs need warning label - Smart Spending Blog - MSN Money

    Posted Jul 30 2009, 11:30 AM by Karen Datko Rating: Filed under: savings, Consumer Affairs, groceries, budgeting, health, food
    This post comes from Jon Hood at partner site ConsumerAffairs.com.

    Many modern-day baseball stadiums prohibit smoking, but cancer danger apparently still lurks around the corner: An anti-meat consumer group alleges in a class-action that hot dogs pose serious health risks and need to carry warning labels.

    The lawsuit was filed in Essex County, N.J., by The Cancer Project on behalf of three New Jersey residents. Among the named defendants are Nathan's Famous; Kraft Foods, which manufactures Oscar Mayer wieners; Sara Lee; ConAgra, which makes Hebrew National franks; and Marathon, manufacturer of Sabrett, "the frankfurter New Yorker's [sic] relish."

    The plaintiffs envision a warning label similar to the one on cigarette packages. The wording would look something like: "Warning: Consuming hot dogs and other processed meats increases the risk of cancer."

    The suit notes that a two-year-old study from the American Institute for Cancer Research suggests that eating the amount of processed meat in a single hot dog -- about 2 ounces -- every day increases the risk of colorectal cancer by 21%. That study recommends limiting red meat consumption to 18 ounces per week, and avoiding processed meats altogether. Another study, released this year by the National Cancer Institute, found that people who eat large amounts of red and processed meats are more likely to die from cancer or cardiovascular disease.

    Nitrites, used to keep hot dogs fresh, are the main culprit, according to the suit: They join themselves to naturally occurring amines, forming carcinogenic compounds.

    The Cancer Project, a nonprofit based in Washington, D.C., is focused on promoting a healthy diet that decreases the risk of cancer. The group specifically recommends a diet that is "free of animal products, high in plant foods, and low in fat."

    According to The Cancer Project, Americans ate 1.5 billion pounds of hot dogs in 2006 and the average person eats 32 pounds of processed meat a year.

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    Sodium levels still high in processed foods
     
  2. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    OMFG!!!!! These whack jobs are just starting to build up a good head of steam. Expect more insanity in the next few years.
     

  3. orangello

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    I eat "smart dogs" that don't contain meat, and even i think this is ridiculous (i know, but i gotta put my kraut on something).

    Maybe they could have fun by printing the warning directly on the weiner itself & add "we wrote on your weiner because of the whiners".
     
  4. Bill of Ojai

    Bill of Ojai New Member

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    I've never smoked a hot dog.
     
  5. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    $#@%&!!@#!%$#@! asshats.
     
  6. cameronguyton

    cameronguyton New Member

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    Should I start stock piling hot dogs?:confused:
     
  7. skullcrusher

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    Isn't the US Surgeon General the person that got trans-fats banned in NYC? If I remember correctly, she is a major tool. One of those progressives that should be called by their real name. Commies.
     
  8. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Battle Cry "Remember the Crisco!!!"
     
  9. yodave

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    damn doo gooders

    Do they also know that eating smarties don't make you smarter????
    That theres just dumb and out right criminal :eek:
     
  10. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Sorry Orangello, but "Remember the Crisco" just sounds gay. ;)
     
  11. Jo da Plumbr

    Jo da Plumbr New Member

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    I think they have a good point'




    WARNING



    Eating hotdogs may be bad for your health!




































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  12. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Finally! The Great White Whale!
     
  13. c3shooter

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  14. cpttango30

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    GD STUPID SOB MUTHER EFFERING DUMG DOUCHE BAG SALAD SHOOTIN COMMIE MUTHER EFFERS.

    Why don't they just go away and leave me alone with my horse screwing cousin to eat our hot dogs.
     
  15. TXnorton

    TXnorton New Member

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    So, what's next? Apple Pie is bad for you? Watch out Mom, you may be next.

    TXnorton
     
  16. BillM

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    Not worth the effort. Very difficult to keep it lit.
     
  17. OC357

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    Hot dogs are bad for you. They are full of nitrates and stuff..........shut up and pass the mustard and relish.....:D

    OC
     
  18. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Are you serious? Do I care? NO! I don't think some people have enough to worry about. I don't have enough time to worry about if eating a hotdog a couple times a year is going to hurt me. Let's see, today:
    up at 630, work til 5, squeeze in a 2 mile run, grab a quick dinner, mow/weed eat til dark. Sorry, couldn't find time to worry about hotdogs.
     
  19. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Here in NC most people get their dog with mustard, ketchup, slaw, chili and onions. Think that would throw their study off a little bit?

    side note, I do not eat my dogs this way, i think its nasty.
     
  20. stalkingbear

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    I eat bratwurst instead of hot dogs-much better taste. Guess that means I'll live blissfully aware until they come up with something against bratwurst. Orangello-:eek: you don't eat meat?