If you're a health conscious consumer left with no choice but to eat at a fast food joint you'd assume one of the healthier options available might be a grilled chicken salad or sandwich. Well, according to a lawsuit filed today against McDonald's, Friendly's and Miami-based Burger King you'd be wrong. That grilled chicken might cause cancer.
Cancer Project filed the suit in Connecticut on behalf of two residents, and claims the chains concealed the fact that they're selling chicken that contains a carcinogenic chemical.
The chemical in question, PhIP, is a know carcinogen, but 100 samples of BK and McD's grilled chicken were found to contain "substantial levels," in tests conducted by the Cancer Project.
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Burger King hasn't publicly responded yet, but a McDonald's spokesman told Bloomberg news, "There is no scientific evidence to suggest the small amount of PhIP that can be created as a by-product of cooking methods humans have employed for thousands of years poses a health risk."