“The World Health Organization has put these meats in the same category as cigarettes in terms of the death and danger they deliver,” said Stephanie Feldstein, population and sustainability director at the organization, in a press release. “Now, California must follow suit with public health warnings on the label. And it’s no surprise: the science has been clear that these meats are bad for people, not to mention for wildlife and the planet.”
Specifically, the group points to Proposition 65, which requires the state to maintain a list of substances known to be carcinogenic to humans. Businesses in California must provide a "clear and reasonable" warning to customers before exposing them to products that contain these substances. Such warnings could come in the form of a label on packaging, a note on a menu, or other types of signs, according to the HuffPo report.