PhIP (2-Amino-1-methyl-6-phenylimidazo[4,5-b]pyridine) has been found in cooked meat and fish at concentrations of up to 70 ng/g. This was enough to induce an activist group into suing California restaurants over Prop 65 cancer warnings for grilled chicken; a California appeals court sided on the side of overwarning, despite the lack of evidence that cooking byproduct PHiP has any carcinogenic effect at cooked-chicken levels. [Fisher @ Forbes; WSJ Law Blog; IARC summary; earlier on Overlawyered]
Overwarning over grilled chicken
- The fine print
- Gerald Colbert v. Sonic Restaurants hot coffee case
- Suing banks over ATM crime
- Judge Posner opinion on overwarning
- Elizabeth Warren complains about overdisclosure
- Damned if you, damned if you don't: pharma held potentially liable for overwarning
- Antoninetti v. Chipotle
- Product recall fatigue
- Maureen Dowd gets it wrong on cellphone warnings
- "Disclosed to Death"
- "Use of a headset that covers both ears will impair your ability to hear other sounds"
- "Stop drinking your lotion, people!"
- Over-specific product warnings
- Preemption and SSRI/suicide suits