Bill Lockyer is seeking a court order that would require nine food manufactures, including the companies that makes Pringles and Lays potato chips, to warn consumers that some of their potato-based products contain acrylamide, a chemical known to cause cancer.
Attorney General Office spokeswoman Teresa Schilling says its hard to say if the court order making greasy snack lovers aware of the chemical, which was only known to exist in industrial products until a recent study, will be granted or when it would go into effect, but adds, No matter what, its very important for consumers to know whats in their food.
California is the first state to file such a suit and Schilling figures its probably because of Californias strong consumer right-to-know laws.
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