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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Docs Blast KFC's Grilled Chicken as Dangerous

Posted By on Thu, Sep 24, 2009 at 9:27 AM

click to enlarge Violating California law?
  • Violating California law?
A doctors' group wants consumers to know they may want to hold off on ordering Kentucky Fried Chicken's grilled bird for now. The group is the 7,000-member-strong Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. Yesterday afternoon, the San Francisco Chronicle reported that the docs are suing KFC. The lawsuit accuses the Colonel of selling grilled chicken containing dangerous levels of PhIP, a substance thought to cause cancer, and which was added to California's list of carcinogens waaaay back in 1994. (The PhIP is a byproduct of KFC's grilling process.) The Colonel is also accused of violating Prop. 65, which mandates that all California businesses have to warn customers about exposure to things that cause cancer or birth defects. KFC company spokesman Rick Maynard said KFC's Kentucky Grilled Chicken "meets or exceeds all federal and state regulations for food safety." The doctors' organization, he added, "promotes a vegetarian agenda." Can't say we blame them.

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