This petition was submitted during the 2015–2017 Conservative government

Petition Processed and red meat products should carry a health warning ‘may cause cancer’

In October 2015, the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced that processed meat products cause cancer and were classified as Group 1 carcinogens – substances causing cancer to humans. Red meat was classified as probably carcinogenic to humans and put into Group 2A.

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These decisions were based on the extensive research of 22 scientists from ten countries who formed the working group at the International Agency for Research on Cancer - the advisory body of WHO.
As processed and red meat products consumption poses a significant health risk to people of all ages and ethnicities, these products should carry a health warning to make people aware of the health risk. All processed meat and red meat products should carry a label ‘may cause cancer’.

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