Announcement from 2015, I’ll say this again in 2015! SIX YEARS AGO. - Last week the World Health Organization (WHO)’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) announced that consumption of processed meat is “carcinogenic to humans (Group I ),” and that consumption of red meat is “probably carcinogenic to humans (Group 2A).” The report differentiates the two meats as follows:
Processed meat – meat that has been transformed through salting, curing, fermentation, smoking, or other processes to enhance flavor or improve preservation
Red meat – unprocessed mammalian muscle meat such as beef, veal, pork, lamb, mutton, horse and goat meat.
Now to be clear, Group I also encompasses cigarettes, asbestos, Formaldehyde, plutonium, etc. so why don't hot dogs, bacon, sausage, and lunch meat require warning labels like cigarettes do?