This comes after the World Health Organization classified processed meats as carcinogens.
WHO officials said the risk of developing cancer is small, but increases with the amount of meat consumed.
Proposition 65 requires the state keep a list of all chemicals and substances known to increase cancer risks and for businesses to warn customers.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer, the #cancer agency of WHO, classified processed meat as carcinogenic to humans (Group 1)— WHO (@WHO) October 26, 2015
The International Agency for Research on #Cancer also classified consumption of red meat as probably carcinogenic to humans (Group 2A)— WHO (@WHO) October 26, 2015
Association between red meat & #cancer was observed mainly for colorectal cancer, but assoc were also seen for pancreatic & prostate cancer— WHO (@WHO) October 26, 2015
Experts concluded that each 50 gram portion of processed meat eaten daily increases the risk of colorectal #cancer by 18%— WHO (@WHO) October 26, 2015
Red meat refers to all types of mammalian muscle meat, such as beef, veal, pork, lamb, mutton, horse & goat https://t.co/Cg72nm9elq— WHO (@WHO) October 26, 2015
Processed meat refers to meat that has been salted, cured, fermented, smoked, other processes to enhance flavour or improve preservation— WHO (@WHO) October 26, 2015
Examples of processed meat: hot dogs (frankfurters), ham, sausages, corned beef, biltong or beef jerky, canned meat https://t.co/Cg72nm9elq— WHO (@WHO) October 26, 2015
High-temperature meat cooking methods generate compounds that may contribute to carcinogenic risk - their role is not yet fully understood— WHO (@WHO) October 26, 2015
Q: Is eating raw meat safer? A: There were no data to address this question in relation to #cancer risk— WHO (@WHO) October 26, 2015