California bill toughens up on food industry's warnings

A voter-passed law in California requires the food industry to inform consumers about harmful products such as lead and cancer-causing acrylamide by labeling the food items. Some California lawyers are now targeting food companies and quickservice chains to make them increase warnings about acrylamide, which can occur naturally when some foods are baked or fried.

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