Fast Foods Sued For Cancer Chicken

Forget your limp-wristed attempts to make “healthy choices” at McDonalds. Now, even the grilled chicken will kill ya, or so claim a buncha guys with stethoscopes, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, in a suit filed Thursday.

The group said every sample of grilled chicken products from the seven national chains “tested positive for a dangerous carcinogenic compound called PhIP” during analysis at an independent laboratory.

PhIP is one of a group of carcinogenic compounds called heterocyclic amines (HCAs) that are found in grilled meat. In 2005, the US government officially added HCAs to its list of cancer-causing agents, the doctors’ group said

The Washington-based Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) filed suit in California Thursday “to compel the restaurants to warn unsuspecting consumers”

The power of PCRM compels you! The power of PCRM compels you! Hmm, doesn’t quite have the same ring.

US fast-food chains sued over carcinogenic chicken” [AFP] (Thanks to Jpac!)