From the Weiner Wire, a Lawsuit Update


Gothamist has published a follow-up to yesterday’s news that three New Jersey residents have filed a lawsuit to force hot dog companies — including Nathan’s Famous and Hebrew National — to put warning labels on their product packaging. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of the plaintiffs by a vegan advocacy group called the Cancer Project, contends that hot dogs contain carcinogens, and should bear labels similar to those on cigarette packs. Somewhat unsurprisingly, a rep for the hot dog industry dismissed the Cancer Project, telling Gothamist that “their solution to every possible illness is vegetarianism. Their objective is to end meat consumption, period.”

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 23, 2009


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