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We've Been Warned

Proposition 65 has now made its way into restaurants. You know Prop 65 - it's that wording on buildings and products in California that informs warning-weary consumers that chemicals that cause cancer are present. The actual warning language is more detailed, but you've seen the signs.

Restaurants? That's what I said. The warning sign I saw last night was posted at the Olive Garden eatery in Irvine, California. Apparently, the warning sign was approved by the California Attorney General. Back in April.

Sure, I've seen it before on buildings, below-ground garages, products - just about everywhere.

Just not in a restaurant. It was a little unnerving, to say the least. I asked the manager what food had chemicals that caused cancer. Apparently, it's the seafood - tuna, swordfish and shark.

I had a salad. With chicken.

Posted by J. Craig Williams on Thursday, October 02, 2003


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